Women’s preventive health care
Women’s preventive health care—such as mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, prenatal care, and other services—is covered at no cost to the employee if you are enrolled in a university medical insurance plan. (This holds true for other insurance plans across the nation, too, since it is a requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.) Services must be provided by in-network providers to qualify for 100% coverage.
|Type of Preventive Service||Coverage||Frequency|
|Well-woman visits.||Well-woman preventive care visit annually for adult women to obtain the recommended preventive services that are age and developmentally appropriate, including preconception and prenatal care. This well-woman visit should, where appropriate, include other preventive services listed.||Annual|
|Screening for gestational diabetes.||Screening for gestational diabetes.||In pregnant women between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation and at the first prenatal visit for pregnant women identified to be at high risk for diabetes.|
|Human papillomavirus testing.||High-risk human papillomavirus DNA testing in women with normal cytology results.||Screening should begin at 30 years of age and should occur no more frequently than every 3 years.|
|Counseling for sexually transmitted infections.||Counseling on sexually transmitted infections for all sexually active women.||Annual|
|Counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus.||Counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus infection for all sexually active women.||Annual|
|Contraceptive methods and counseling.||Barrier contraceptive - diaphragms only Hormonal – generics only Emergency contraceptive – generics only Implant contraceptive – Mirena only||As prescribed|
|Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.||Comprehensive lactation support and counseling, by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period, and costs for renting manual breastfeeding equipment.||In conjunction with each birth; see breastfeeding supplies|
|Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.||Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.||Annual|
Reviewed June 27, 2015.