Preventive services for women covered under the Affordable Care Act
April 11, 2014
If you have a new health insurance plan or insurance policy beginning on or after September 23, 2010, the following preventive services must be covered without your having to pay a copayment or co-insurance or meet your deductible. This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider.
The eight new prevention-related health services marked with an asterisk ( * ) must be covered with no cost-sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012.
- 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.
- Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women.*
- Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women.
- Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk.
- Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, not including abortifacient drugs.*
- Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women.*
- Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant.
- Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes.*
- Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk.
- Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening and counseling for sexually active women.*
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test: high risk HPV DNA testing every three years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older.*
- 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.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) counseling for sexually active women.*
- Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk.
- Well-woman visits to obtain recommended preventive services.*
Preventive services for adults covered under the Affordable Care Act
Preventive services for children covered under the Affordable Care Act