If you’re pregnant or may become pregnant, you also have access to specific pregnancy preventive care as part of your health insurance.
If you’re not pregnant, you can talk to your doctor about this care at your yearly well-woman visit.
If you think you’re pregnant or have a positive home pregnancy test, schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible to confirm your pregnancy and get started with prenatal care. Your OB-GYN, who will be your primary doctor for your pregnancy, will help you with pregnancy-specific preventive care.
Preventive Care If You May Become Pregnant
- Anemia screening – On a routine basis
- Syphilis screening
- Gonorrhea screening – For all women at higher risk
- Urinary tract or other infection screening
- Contraception – FDA-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling as prescribed by a healthcare provider for women who could get pregnant
Pregnancy Preventive Care
- Child birth
- Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers and access to breastfeeding supplies – For pregnant and nursing women
- Folic acid supplements – For women who may become pregnant
- Expanded tobacco intervention and counseling – For pregnant tobacco users
- Gestational diabetes screening – For women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes
- Hepatitis B screening – For pregnant women at their first prenatal visit
- Rh Incompatibility screening and follow-up testing for those at higher risk – For all pregnant women
Know What’s Covered
If you’re not sure what’s covered and what you’ll need a preauthorization for, you can also check your coverage and preauthorization lists at Your Health Alliance.