Preventive Health

  • Checkups are important

    Getting an annual checkup is enormously important for better health for everyone, not just babies and kids.

    Routine exams can help spot health issues early, before they become more serious and harder to treat. That's why Premera offers routine preventive medical exams at no cost, as part of your plan benefits. Checkups are also a great time to ensure you're up to date on vaccinations and boosters.

    We recommend that everyone get a preventive care check-up annually.

    Get all you can from your preventive health benefits

    Know your preventive care benefits. Keep in mind that nonpreventive services (such as diagnostic services to evaluate symptoms or your family history) are not covered in full.

    Premera plans offer coverage for:

    • Well-baby and newborn exams
    • Routine physicals (for school, sports, or work)
    • Women's and men's annual exams
    • Mammography exams
    • Preventive immunizations (includes the HPV vaccine)
    • Cervical (PAP), prostate (PSA), and colorectal (colonoscopy) cancer screenings
    • Metabolic screenings

    These recommendations reflect the minimum age and frequency guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and are subject to change.

    Request an in-network lab

    Make sure when getting blood tests that your doctor is using an in-network lab. Your in-network labs can be found by signing in to the Find a Doctor tool.