Preventive Care Health CoverageGetting the right preventive care services at the right time can help you stay healthier by:
» Preventing certain illnesses and health conditions from happening; or
» Detecting a health problem at a stage that may be easier to treat.
What is a Preventive Care Service
Preventive care services are provided when you don't have any symptoms and haven't been diagnosed with the health issue connected with the preventive service.
Preventive Care Exam Drawing
Did you have a Preventive Care visit between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017?
If so, then you should enter the Currituck County Wellness Committee Preventive Care drawing!
You have five (5) chances to when. The prizes are four (4) Fitbit Charges and one (1) Ninja Blender.
You have more than one change to enter. If you have completed any of the following wellness activities be sure to enter:
You can only enter once for each Wellness visit, the deadline to enter is Friday, June 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Drawing will be held on Monday, July 3.
Receiving Other Services During Preventive Exam
Even when your appointment is for a preventive exam, you may receive other services during that exam that are not preventive care services. For example, your doctor may check on a chronic condition such as heart disease. When your doctor determines that you have a medical issue present, the additional screenings and tests after this diagnosis are no longer considered preventive. These services are covered under your plan's medical benefits, not your preventive care benefits.
The "A Guide To Understanding your Preventive Care Health Coverage" flier outlines the various services and supplies considered as preventive care under your plan. Take the flier with you to your doctor with outlines Preventive Care Services covered under your plan.
» Wellness Exams
Well-Person, including annual Well-Woman Exam
» Routine Immunizations
Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP, Tdap, Td)
Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate (Hib)
Hepatitis A (HepA)
Hepatitis B (HepB)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
» Health Screenings and Interventions
Alcohol misuse screening
Aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease
Breast cancer screening (mammogram)
Breast-feeding support/counseling, supplies
Cervical cancer screening (pap test) HPV DNA test with pap test
Cholesterol/lipid disorders screening
Colon cancer screening
Congenital hypothyroidism screening
Critical congenital heart disease screening
Contraception counseling/education - Contraceptive products and services
Discussion about potential benefits/risk of breast cancer preventive medication
Dental caries prevention - Evaluate water source for sufficient fluoride
Domestic and interpersonal violence screening
Fall prevention in older adults - physical therapy, vitamin D supplementation
Folic acid supplementation
Genetic counseling/evaluation and BRCA1/BRCA2 testing
Gestational diabetes screening
Hearing screening - not complete hearing examination
Healthy diet/nutrition counseling
Hemoglobin or hematocrit
Hepatitis B screening
Hepatitis C screening
HIV screening and counseling
Lung cancer screening (low-dose computed tomography)
Metabolic/hemoglobinopathies - according to state law
Oral health evaluation/assess for dental referral
Ocular (eye) medication to prevent blindness
Prostate cancer screening (PSA)
Rh incompatibility test
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) counseling
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) screening
Sickle cell disease screening
Skin cancer prevention counseling to minimize exposure to ultraviolet radiation
Tobacco use/cessation interventions
Tobacco use prevention (counseling to prevent initiation)
Ultrasound aortic abdominal aneurysm screening
Vision screening - not complete eye examination