Get the Preventive Care You Need
Your health is important to us, and we want to help you get the preventive care you need. Most SelectHealth plans cover preventive care 100%—no copay, coinsurance, or deductible. See our lists of covered preventive care services:
We use a phone reminder system (and sometimes letters) to let you know when it’s time to schedule preventive screenings for:
- Cervical cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
After you get a call, you may get our mailer explaining why getting these cancer screenings are important and to help you find a clinic.
Immunizations—also known as vaccines—protect children and those around them from serious diseases. These recommended immunizations are generally covered at no cost to you:
Babies and Children
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (also known as whooping cough)
- Influenza (the flu)
- Measles, mumps, and rubella
- Pneumococcal disease (which can cause meningitis, pneumonia, and ear infections)
- Haemophilus influenza
Teens—Ages 11 and 12
- Tetanus diptheria and pertussis (also known as whooping cough)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Meningococcal virus (MCV)
Flu shots are covered 100%—no copay, coinsurance, or deductible. Be sure to visit a participating doctor's office or pharmacy to get this coverage.
Questions? Please call us.
An annual checkup can be useful for adults, children, and teens to discuss health problems with their doctor. For children, these visits are a time for their doctor to check on their well-being, measure their growth, and discuss the recommended immunizations. But adults and teens can benefit from a checkup, too.
Checkups aren’t just for kids. Choosing a primary care doctor you trust—and seeing them once a year for a preventive exam—is a great way to get the care you need. A primary care doctor can manage chronic conditions, coordinate care, and discuss a variety of health issues in one appointment.
It’s also helpful to have an established primary care doctor when you get sick or need to see your doctor quickly, and to get preventive care.
When you take your child to visit the pediatrician, but your kiddo isn’t sick, those visits are called well-child checks or wellness visits. These yearly exams help keep your child healthy from birth throughout their development years. They’re a great time to:
- Start a medical record history
- Get physical exams
- Catch problems early
- Check eyesight and developmental milestones
- Get vaccinations
- Learn about nutrition, safety, and special needs
- Screen for exposure to lead (12-24 months)
Teenagers may benefit from a yearly checkup, too. Your teen's doctor can offer advice about their health on topics such as:
- Proper nutrition
- Physical activity recommendations
- Physical, social, and emotional development
- Screening tests, such as hearing and vision exams
- Injury prevention, sports safety, seat belts, helmets, and firearm safety
- Substance abuse (tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs)
- Peer pressure and social media
Moms-to-be can enroll in our free program for members. Our nurses can work with your doctor to promote a safe and healthy pregnancy. As part of our Healthy Beginnings program, you’ll get:
- Access to a registered nurse or high-risk perinatal nurse care manager to ask questions and discuss care
- Emotional support and referrals to community resources
- Financial incentives may be available when you have a prenatal visit before the end of the 13th week and a postnatal visit within 60 days of birth
- Educational materials including your choice of a book that will help you learn about pregnancy and child care
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