At UPMC Health Plan, we believe the disease or condition that’s easiest to treat is the one you never get. That’s why we cover so many preventive services for children and adults at 100 percent, which means you pay nothing.
These services fall into three categories:
- Health exams
Common adult screenings include well-visits, breast cancer screenings, cervical cancer screenings, and colorectal cancer screenings. Common adult immunizations include the tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and those for the flu and shingles. If you have children covered under your plan, they’ll be covered at 100 percent for a variety of screenings and immunizations.
During a routine exam covered at 100 percent, your doctor may find something requiring follow-up care. What then? Here’s a good rule of thumb: (1) If your routine preventive service leads to the need for follow-up care, or (2) if you’re being treated for injury or illness, those services will likely be covered, but not at 100 percent.
For a list of preventive services your plan covers at no cost to you, log in to MyHealth OnLine, click on Your Insurance, and go into Plans and Coverage. Once here, choose the coverage type you'd like to see (Medical, Vision, or Dental) to view your Schedule of Benefits.
View Preventive Guidelines for Adults and Children
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. Low-dose computerized tomography (CT) is a new screening* test that can improve lung cancer survival rates by finding signs of the disease at an earlier stage. Finding cancer early makes it easier to cure. Doctors use a low-dose CT scan of the lungs to look for signs of lung cancer.
Older adults who have smoked for a long time should get this test. Learn more about the screening and see if you should be tested.
Want personalized recommendations to help you take charge of your health? Use the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ myhealthfinder tool below. Enter your information and click on the “get started” button to find out which preventive services you should consider this year.
*The medical term for testing to find a disease before it causes symptoms