What services are covered?

Did you know that because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance plans are required to cover women’s preventive services with no extra costs to you.

Preventive services are recommended medical checkups and screenings that help prevent you from getting sick. They also help identify risks or signs of conditions so you can take care of them before they become bigger problems.

The ACA makes sure that when you need the below services, they are covered (paid for) by your health insurance at no cost to you:

  • Well-Woman Visits
    It’s important for all of us to schedule a well-woman visit at least once a year, even when we’re healthy.
  • Contraception, Counseling & Follow Up Care
    99 percent of sexually active women have used birth control. Find what works for you. 
  • STI Counseling
    Counseling is available for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
  • Interpersonal & Domestic Violence Screening
    Your health provider’s office is a safe place to talk and get connected to services and support.
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
    A Pap test can literally save your life. It's fast and expert recommended.
  • Gestational Diabetes Screening
    Every year, up to 1 in 10 pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. Take action to protect yourself and improve birth outcomes.
  • HIV Screening
    More than 7,000 women received an HIV diagnosis in 2015. Screening is essential to knowing your HIV status.
  • Breast Cancer Screening
    Ever wonder when you need to start getting mammograms? Average-risk women should talk to your doctor starting at age 40.
  • Breastfeeding Services & Supplies
    Get access to what you need to breastfeed successfully – counseling, education, breast pumps and supplies – at no additional cost to you.
  • Urinary Incontinence Screening
    Talk with your health care professional if you leak urine. Incontinence can affect your quality of life, but treatments are available.
  • Type 2 Diabetes after Pregnancy
    If you had gestational diabetes, you should have a blood test 4–12 weeks after you give birth. If your blood sugar is normal, you will need to be tested for diabetes every 1–3 years.

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