No-Cost Appointments Included in Your Health Plan

Jake Newby

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The new year is a perfect time to make sure you know about all the free appointments and screenings you are eligible for under your health insurance plan.
Everyone should start by scheduling their annual wellness exam. Women, specifically, should schedule their well-woman visit. These are standard annual appointments that are free to insured patients.
After that, there are a host of preventive care appointments that are covered for both adults and children in applicable situations. This list of federally mandated preventive services does not cost a copayment or coinsurance, whether you’ve met your yearly deductible or not. Circumstances surrounding some services on this list may vary, so speak with your insurance carrier first.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and Blue Care Network (BCN) members can ask questions about benefits, claims or other issues by calling the number on the back of your member ID card or dialing 313-225-9000.

Preventive care appointments for adults

Other free appointments for adults include blood pressure screenings, hepatitis B and C screenings, obesity screening and counseling, diet counseling, HIV screening and more. Take a look at the complete list – as well as the immunizations covered for adults – at HealthCare.Gov

Women-specific preventive care appointments

Other free appointments for women include urinary incontinence screenings, bone density screenings, chlamydia infection screenings and much more. Here’s HealthCare.Gov’s complete list.

Appointments and services for pregnant women or women who may become pregnant

Coverage for children’s preventive health services

Other preventive screenings for children include blood screenings for newborns, vision screening for all children, lead screening for children at risk of exposure, sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk, blood pressure screenings for children, behavioral assessments for children and much more.
Here is the complete list of free screenings for children, including the immunization list.
Not all services on this list require individual appointments. Many are provided during annual wellness exams depending on your age, health conditions and more. Log into your BCBSM member account to learn more about your plan, what’s new this year, member discounts and much more.
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