Preventive Services Available Under the Affordable Care Act

Preventive medical services focus on keeping you healthy. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers 63 preventive services, all of which are covered before meeting your deductible and without copayment. Depending on your age or gender, these services are available to you.

For adults, some covered services include the following:
Alcohol screening and counseling
Blood pressure checks
Cholesterol checks
Colorectal cancer screening in adults over 50
Depression screening
Type 2 diabetes screening for any adult with high blood pressure
Diet counseling for adults with risk of chronic disease
Immunizations, including Hepatitis A and B, herpes, influenza, measles, mumps, pneumonia, tetanus, and more
Obesity screening and counseling

For women, here are some preventive services:
Breast cancer genetic test counseling (BRCA)
Breastfeeding support and counseling
Cervical cancer screening
Osteoporosis in women over 60
Well-woman examinations

Finally, here are some preventive services offered for children:
Behavioral assessments
Depression in adolescents
Lipid disorder screenings
Hearing screening
Height, weight, and body mass indexes
Immunizations, including tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and more
Vision screenings

Preventive services can keep you and your family healthier. In addition, if you catch medical problems before they become more severe, preventive services can greatly decrease your healthcare spending.