You can use your health insurance to get care when you are sick, but it is more important to get care to help you stay healthy. Regular medical, dental, and vision check-ups give you a chance to ask questions about your health, understand your risk for certain diseases, and check for symptoms that can go unnoticed. Regular check-ups can help find and treat problems before they get more serious.
Free Preventive Services
Preventive care is so important that these services are covered once a year at no additional cost to you. That means you will not be charged a co-pay or co-insurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your deductible for the year.
- Birth control
- Blood pressure screening
- Breast cancer screening (mammogram)
- Cholesterol screening
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Depression screening
- Diabetes screening
- Drug, alcohol, and tobacco misuse counseling
- Flu shots
- HIV and STD screening and counseling
- Routine vaccinations
There are certain limits based on your age and risk factors. For a full list of free preventive services visit HealthCare.gov/preventive-care-benefits.