Prevention and Wellness

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurers are required to cover certain preventive services at no cost to you.

Preventive Care for Adults

You and your family may be eligible for preventive services such as

  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Mammograms
  • Colonoscopies
  • Osteoporosis screenings

See the full list of no-cost screenings available for adults.

Preventive Care for Women

Under the Affordable Care Act there are 22 preventative services available to women, including services for pregnant women, at no extra cost within cost-sharing plans.

Preventive Care for Children

Under the Affordable Care Act there are 26 preventative services available to children, including certain vaccinations.

Preventive Care for Seniors

The Affordable Care Act strengthens Medicare, offers eligible seniors a range of preventive services with no cost-sharing, and provides discounts on drugs when in the coverage gap known as the “donut hole.”

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Content created by Assist. Sec./Public Affairs - Digital Communications Division
Content last reviewed on January 20, 2015