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Under the Affordable Care Act (so-called ObamaCare)

Preventive Services Covered under the Affordable Care Act

See source here

(http://www.healthcare.gov/law/about/provisions/services/lists.html)

Routine health care that includes screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling to prevent illnesses, disease, or other health problems with no money out of your pocket. This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider.

Covered Preventive Services for Adults

 * Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked

* Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling

* Aspirin use for men and women of certain ages

 * Blood Pressure screening for all adults

 * Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk

 * Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50

* Depression screening for adults

 * Type 2 Diabetes screening for adults with high blood pressure

 * Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease

 * HIV screening for all adults at higher risk

* Immunization vaccines for adults--doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary: includes Hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, influenza, MMR, meningococcal, pneumococcal, DTP (diptheria, tetanus and pertussis) and varicella (chicken pox/shingles)

* Obesity screening and counseling for all adults

* Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk

* Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users

* Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk

Covered Preventive Services for Women, Including Pregnant Women

* Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women

* Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women

* BRCA counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk

 * Breast Cancer Mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40

 * Breast Cancer Chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk

    * Breast Feeding interventions to support and promote breast feeding

    * Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women

    * Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk

    * Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant

    * Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk

    * Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit

    * Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors

    * Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk

    * Tobacco Use screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users

    * Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk

 

Covered Preventive Services for Children

 

    * Alcohol and Drug Use assessments for adolescents

    * Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months

    * Behavioral assessments for children of all ages

    * Cervical Dysplasia screening for sexually active females

    * Congenital Hypothyroidism screening for newborns

    * Developmental screening for children under age 3, and surveillance throughout childhood

    * Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders

    * Fluoride Chemoprevention supplements for children without fluoride in their water source

    * Gonorrhea preventive medication for the eyes of all newborns

    * Hearing screening for all newborns

    * Height, Weight and Body Mass Index measurements for children

    * Hematocrit or Hemoglobin screening for children

    * Hemoglobinopathies or sickle cell screening for newborns

    * HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk

    * Immunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18 —doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:

          o Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis

          o Haemophilus influenzae type b

          o Hepatitis A

          o Hepatitis B

          o Human Papillomavirus

          o Inactivated Poliovirus

          o Influenza

          o Measles, Mumps, Rubella

          o Meningococcal

          o Pneumococcal

          o Rotavirus

          o Varicella

    * Iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia

    * Lead screening for children at risk of exposure

    * Medical History for all children throughout development

    * Obesity screening and counseling

    * Oral Health risk assessment for young children

    * Phenylketonuria (PKU) screening for this genetic disorder in newborns

    * Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adolescents at higher risk

    * Tuberculin testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis

    * Vision screening for all children

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Nancy Gerth is a freelance writer

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