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Preventive Care

Free Exams and Screenings

The following are many of the exams and screenings offered at no cost and the recommended frequency. 

Clinical breast exam
1/plan year

Colonoscopy
Every 10 years starting at age 50

Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Every 10 years starting at age 50

Glucose
1/plan year

Gynecological exam
1/plan year

Hemoglobin, hematocrit, or CBC
1/plan year

Lipid profile or total and HDL cholesterol
1/plan year

Mammogram 1 routine and 1
1 routine and 1 medically necessary/plan year

Pre-natal office visits
As needed; based on physician’s ability to code claims separately from other maternity-related services

Stool for occult blood
1/plan year

Urinalysis
1/plan year

Well-baby, well-child exam
Various for birth to 2 years; then annual to age 21

Well-person exam (annual physical)
1/plan year

Free Immunizations

The following are many of the immunizations offered at no cost and the recommended frequency.

Coronavirus (COVID19), COVID-19 booster
As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTap)
2/4/6/15-18 months; 4-6 years

Haemophilus influenza b (Hib)
2/4/6/12-15 months

Hepatitis A (HepA)
2 doses between 1-2 years

Hepatitis B (HepB)
Birth; 1-2 months; 6-18 months

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
3 doses for 9-26 years

Influenza
1/plan year

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
12-15 months, then at 4-6 years; adults who lack immunity

Meningococcal (MCV4)
1 dose between 11-12 years or start of high school or college

Pneumococcal
2/4/6 months; 12-15 months; annually at age 65 and older; high risk groups

Poliovirus (IPEV)
2 and 4 months; 6-18 months; 4-6 years

Rotavirus (Rota)
2/4/6 months

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap)
11-12 years; Td booster every 10 years, 18 and older

Varicella (Chickenpox)
12-15 months; 4-6 years; 2 doses for susceptible adults

Zoster (shingles)
1 dose for age 19 and older; 2 doses for Shingrix