Skip to main content

Preventive Care Guidelines:

Services You Might Have at a Wellness Exam:

Check your benefit plan document for coverage information. Certain services may not apply to you.

Swipe for more
Screenings
X Screening Purpose Notes
Age appropriate well child examination Assess general health and potential health risks, determine immunization needs.
Hearing Screening Assess normal development and identify any hearing issues.
Metabolic Screening blood panel for newborns Assess normal development and identify any early medical issues.
Measurement of child's head size. Assess normal growth and development.
Measurement of child's length/height and weight. Assess normal development and general health.
Autism screening at 18 months and 24 months. May be done earlier or more frequently for young children at defined risk. Assess normal development.
Vision screening for children under age 6. Early detection of vision problems and diseases of the eye.
Oral health risk assessment Assess dental development and early detection of dental problems.
Fluoride Varnish in a primary care setting; ages 0 ― 5 years (ends on 6th birthday) To help prevent dental decay.
Fluoride Oral Supplements; ages 0 ― 16 (ends on 17th birthday) To help prevent dental decay.
Obesity Screening Assess normal development and general health.
Screening Blood tests, if appropriate Assess normal development and identify health issues
Evaluate the needs for Iron Supplements. To help identify vitamin deficiency.
Lead Screening: ages prenatal ― age 6 years (ends on 7th birthday) Early prevention and risk detection.
Screening certain children at high risk for high cholesterol, sexually transmitted diseases, lead poisoning, depression, tuberculosis and more. Early prevention and detection of diseases
Well examinations Assess general health and potential health risks, determine immunization needs.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Assess heart disease risk.
Alcohol Screening and Brief counseling Screening during wellness exam with primary care physician. Brief counseling interventions for certain patients.
Blood Pressure Screening Detection of high blood pressure. Certain patients may also require ambulatory blood pressure measurements outside of a clinical setting.  Check with your doctor.
Cholesterol Screening Assess cholesterol level.  Recommended for those who have one or more cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Early detection of colon cancer.  Ask your doctor about screening methods and intervals.
Depression Screening For all adults in a primary care setting to assess depression.
Diabetes Screening Early detection of diabetes or prediabetes in persons who are overweight or obese.
Fall Prevention Counseling Assess balance and stability for community dwelling older adults
Healthy Diet Behavioral Counseling Assess general health habits and persons with cardiovascular disease risk factors, in primary care setting.
Hepatitis B Virus Infection Screening Assess persons at high risk for Hepatitis B infection.
Hepatitis C Virus Infection Screening Assess risk for Hepatitis C infection for persons born between 1945- 1965 or persons at high risk.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening Assess risk for HIV infection.
Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening For persons at increased risk for Tuberculosis.
Lung Cancer Screening with low-dose CT Scan Early detection of lung cancer.  Recommended for ages 55-80 years with at least a 30 pack-year smoking history. (Requires prior authorization.)
Obesity Screening Assess risks of obesity.  Certain patients may need nutritional counseling.
Swipe to view plan levels
Immunizations
X Immunizations Frequency Purpose Notes
Hepatitis B (Hep-B) vaccine 1 dose at birth
1 does at 1-2 months
1  dose at 6-18 months
Protection from hepatitis B virus which may cause liver disease.
Rotavirus vaccine- (RV ) (RV1) (RV5) 1 dose at 2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6 months
Protection from virus that causes severe diarrhea.
Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine  (Dtal < 7 years) 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6 months
1 dose at 15-18 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine  (Dtal < 7 years) 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6 months
1 dose at 15-18 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine  (Dtal < 7 years) 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6 months
1 dose at 15-18 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6 months
1 dose at 12 -18 months
Protection from Haemophilus Influenza b which causes meningitis
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6 months
1 dose at 12 -18 months
Protection from Haemophilus Influenza b which causes meningitis
Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV13) 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6 months
1 dose at 12 -18 months
Protection from pneumococcal infections (meningitis, pneumonia, blood and ear infections).
Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine (PCV13) 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6 months
1 dose at 12 -18 months
Protection from pneumococcal infections (meningitis, pneumonia, blood and ear infections).
IPV (inactivated polio vaccine <18 years 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6-18 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from polio virus which could cause loss of mobility.
IPV (inactivated polio vaccine <18 years 1 dose at  2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6-18 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from polio virus which could cause loss of mobility.
IPV (inactivated polio vaccine <18 years 1 dose at 2 months
1 dose at 4 months
1 dose at 6-18 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from polio virus which could cause loss of mobility.
Influenza vaccine (IIV) 1 to 2 doses annually 6 months to 6 years
1 dose annually 7 - 18 years
Protection from catching / transmitting seasonal flu virus.
Influenza vaccine (IIV)
1 to 2 doses annually 6 months to 6 years
1 dose annually 7 - 18 years
Protection from catching / transmitting seasonal flu virus.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine 1 dose at 12-15 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine 1 dose at 12-15 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).
Varicella (VAR) vaccine 1 dose at 12-15 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from chicken pox
Varicella (VAR) vaccine 1 dose at 12-15 months
1 dose at 4-6 years
Protection from chicken pox
Hepatitis A  (HepA) vaccine 2 dose series at 12-23 months, 6 months apart. Protection from hepatitis A virus.
Meningococcal vaccine
1 dose at  11-12 years
1 dose at 16 years
Protection from meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis).
Meningococcal vaccine
1 dose at  11-12 years
1 dose at 16 years
Protection from meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis).
Tetanus, Diphtheria & acellular pertussis  vaccine  (Tdap > 7 years) 1 dose at  11-12 years
Protection from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
Human Papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
2 dose series at 11 - 12 years, 6 months apart. Protection from Human Papillomavirus.
Pediatric Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) For high-risk children > 2 years of age  (Speak with your physician). Protection from pneumococcal infections (meningitis, pneumonia, blood and ear infection).
Meningococcal B vaccine At 11-18 years at the earliest opportunity and previously unvaccinated college freshman. Protection from meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis).
Influenza vaccine 1  dose annually all ages Protection from catching/transmitting flu virus.
Td / Tdap vaccine
(Consult your doctor)
1 dose of Tdap for TD once, then TD booster every 10 years Protection from diphtheria and tetanus.
MMR vaccine 1 or 2 doses depending on indication Protection from measles, mumps and rubella (German measles).
Varicella (VAR) vaccine 2 doses for those susceptible with lack of immunity. Protection from chicken pox.
Shingrix Two doses for those age 50 and older (2-5 months apart) Protection from shingles.
Zoster (HZV) One dose for those over age 60. Protection from shingles.
Human Papillomavirus vaccine 3 does may be administered to males age 19-26 with physician discretion. Protection from Human Papillomavirus.
Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate (PCV-13) vaccine One does for individuals ages 19 to 65 at high risk for complications of infection.*** Discuss with your physician. Protection from pneumonia, blood infection and other serious bacterial infections caused by the pneumococcus bacteria.
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) vaccine 1 to 2 doses depending on indications for individuals at high risk for complications of infection.*** Discuss with your physician. Protection from pneumonia, blood infection and other serious bacterial infections caused by the pneumococcus bacteria.
Hepatitis A vaccine 2 - 3 doses depending on vaccine for all persons at risk. Protection from hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis B vaccine 3 doses for all persons at risk. Protection from hepatitis B virus.
Meningococcal MenACWY or MPSV4 vaccine 1 or more doses depending on indications for Individuals at high risk** - Discuss with your physician. Protection from meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis).
MenB
2 - 3 doses depending on vaccine for all persons at risk. Protection from meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis).
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine 1 to 3 doses depending on indications for Individuals at high risk** - Discuss with your physician. Protection from Haemophilus Influenza b which causes meningitis.
Swipe to view plan levels
Counseling
X Counseling Purpose Notes
Counseling for children and their parents on promoting a healthy diet and exercise. Promotion of healthy habits and prevention of health issues.
Counseling on the harmful effects of smoking and illicit use of drugs. (for older children and adolescents) Detection of potential health risks associated with Tobacco / Nicotine/Illicit drug use.
Counseling on the harmful effects of Alcohol. (for older children and adolescents). Detection of potential health risks associated with Alcohol  use.
Sexually Transmitted Infections Behavioral Counseling Behavioral counseling for men who are at increased risk, in  a primary care setting
Skin Cancer Behavioral Counseling Behavioral counseling for men who are at increased risk to age 24 years, in  a primary care setting
Syphilis Screening Behavioral counseling for men who are at increased risk, in  a primary care setting
Tobacco Cessation Screening Behavioral Counseling Screening and Behavioral counseling for men who smoke, in a primary care setting.

How to use these guidelines:

  1. Review the guidelines above
  2. Print your checklist for your next preventive care visit
  3. Talk with your doctor about your checklist

Talk with your doctor about your checklist

  • Make a list of your concerns
  • Make notes about any changes in your health
  • Ask about anything you're unsure about
  • Take information with you: prescriptions, medicines, vitamins, herbal remedies or supplements, names of other healthcare providers you see, medical records from your previous doctor

icon providerCall and schedule an appointment for your annual wellness exam with your network provider today.

Need a network provider? Get started below:

Find a ProviderOpens a new window

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THESE GUIDELINES

  • These are general health screening guidelines for commonly used preventive tests and services.
  • They may not reflect the specific services or all of the health screenings you may require based on your individual health risks as recommended by your doctor.
  • Scheduling a preventive health visit and talking with your doctor will provide the most effective source of information about your health.

Looks like your browser is a little out-of-date.

Experience uhc.com at its fullest by upgrading to a newer version of one of these browsers: