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 before they begin and 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 and your children are 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 health 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, such as for school, sports, work
    • Women's and men's annual exams
    • Mammography exams
    • Preventive vaccinations (includes HPV vaccine)
    • Cancer screenings
    • Infectious disease screenings
    • Metabolic, nutrition and endocrine screenings
    • Heart and vascular screenings
    • Musculoskeletal disorder screenings

    All medical plans include covered-in-full preventive care. If you're enrolled in the In-Network Only plan, you must choose an in-network doctor for your preventive care to be covered. 

    Services other than for the primary purpose of preventive care may be subject to any annual deductible and coinsurance provisions. 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.