Affordable Care Act covers preventative tests, screenings


LUMBERTON — Lumberton residents can maintain good health by getting tests, checkups and immunizations with the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act covers many tests and screenings without meeting co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles when the services are completed by an in-network provider.

There are dozens of preventative services that may be covered for adults and children. Some of the services include:

— Blood pressure screenings.

— Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings.

— Diabetes screenings.

— Screenings for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

— Vaccinations.

— Checkups for women.

— Vision and hearing checks for children.

— Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings.

Services covered under the Affordable Care Act have earned either an “A” or “B” rating from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. This means the services are likely to provide health benefits.

Tests and preventative care recommendations depend on age, medical history and sex. Recommendations can be made by a doctor.

A full list of tests covered by the Affordable Care Act can be found on healthcare.gov by searching for “Preventive Care.” Details about health coverage can also be found on health insurance plans.

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