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Part of leading a healthy lifestyle is engaging in prevention, and visiting your primary care physician (PCP) each year may help prevent or identify health problems
Your CarePlus plan covers one routine annual physical exam at no cost to you. You can get this exam at any time during the year. Also, be sure to talk with your PCP about screenings, medicines and activities that can help improve your health. Some screenings that are endorsed by the United States Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) to ask or talk to your PCP about include:
|Preventive Services/ Screenings*||Adults||Adults Ages 65+||Additional information|
|Physical exam and health guidance Includes:
|Cholesterol/ lipid screening||Every 5 years; more often if you are at risk or have above-normal levels1||Every 5 years; more often if you are at risk or have above-normal levels1|
|Diabetes screening and tests||Every 3 years; more often if you are at risk or have above- normal levels2||Every 3 years; more often if you are at risk or have above- normal levels2|
|Blood pressure||Every 1 – 2 years if normal; more often if you have high blood pressure or diabetes3||Every 1 – 2 years if normal; more often if you have high blood pressure or diabetes3|
|Colorectal cancer screening||Depends on screening test4
||Depends on screening test4
|Bone density test for osteoporosis screening||Periodically as directed by your doctor (depending on your risk)||Begin at age 65 and older and periodically as directed by your doctor5|
|Routine eye exam||Every 1 – 2 years6||Every 1 – 2 years6|
|Influenza virus vaccine (flu)||Annually7||Annually7|
|Pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia)||Usually once in a lifetime8||Usually once in a lifetime8|
We encourage you to get healthy and live well. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-800-794-5907 (TTY: 711) for more information..
This publication offers general health-related information and is not a substitute for professional healthcare. For individualized medical guidance, talk to your doctor. This publication does not ensure that services will be covered by your plan. Please refer to your Evidence of Coverage for detailed information.