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Affordable Care Act and You

Under the Affordable Care Act, many preventive health care services are now covered at no cost to you.

Covered Preventive Services for Women, Including Pregnant Women

  1. Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women
  2. Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women
  3. BRCA counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk
  4. Breast Cancer Mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40
  5. Breast Cancer Chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk
  6. Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women
  7. Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women
  8. Chlamydia Infections screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
  9. Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, not including abrotifacient drugs
  10. Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women
  11. Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant
  12. Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes
  13. Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  14. Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit
  15. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening and counseling for sexually active women
  16. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test: High risk HPV DNA testing every three years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older
  17. Immunization vaccines for adults - doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary.
  18. Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors
  19. RH Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk
  20. Tobacco Use screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users
  21. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) counseling for sexually active women
  22. Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk
  23. Well-woman visits to obtain recommended preventive services


Covered Preventive Services for Children

  1. Alcohol and Drug Use assessments for adolescents
  2. Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months
  3. Behavioral assessments for children of all ages
  4. Blood Pressure screening for children
  5. Cervical Dysplasia screening for sexually active females
  6. Congenital Hypothyroidism screening for newborns
  7. Depression screening for adolescents
  8. Developmental screening for children under age 3, and surveillance throughout childhood
  9. Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders
  10. Fluoride Chemoprevention supplements for children without fluoride in their water source
  11. Gonorrhea preventive medication for the eyes of all newborns
  12. Hearing screening for all newborns
  13. Height, Weight and Body Mass Index measurements for children
  14. Hematocrit or Hemoglobin screening for children
  15. Hemoglobinopathies or sickle cell screening for newborns
  16. HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk
  17. Immunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18 —doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary
  18. Iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia
  19. Lead screening for children at risk of exposure
  20. Medical History for all children throughout development
  21. Obesity screening and counseling
  22. Oral Health risk assessment for young children
  23. Phenylketonuria (PKU) screening for this genetic disorder in newborns
  24. Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk
  25. Tuberculin testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis
  26. Vision screening for all children