Preventive Services for Women

If you have a new health insurance plan or insurance policy beginning on or after September 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act mandates that the following preventive services must be covered without your having to pay a copayment or coinsurance or meet your deductible, when these services are delivered by a network provider.

Preventive Services for Women (Including Pregnant Women) Covered by the Affordable Care Act
  • Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women
  • Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women
  • BRCA counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk
  • Breast cancer mammography screenings every one to two years for women over 40
  • Breast cancer chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk
  • Breast feeding interventions to support and promote breast feeding
  • Cervical cancer screening for sexually active women
  • Chlamydia infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
  • Folic acid supplements for women who may become pregnant
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  • Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit
  • Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors
  • Rh incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk
  • Tobacco use—screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users
  • Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk