Your Well-Woman Yearly Exam (Annual Exam)
Preventive services can help you stay healthy or catch problems early. Your Well-Woman Yearly Exam is preventive care that is covered under the
Affordable Care Act and by most insurance companies. The following services are included as a part of this annual exam:
- Height / Weight Measurement
- BMI Assessment
- Blood Pressure Assessment
- Pelvic Exam
- Breast Exam
Labwork as needed is also covered:
- Pap Smear (every 3-5 years with age based guidelines)
- Cholesterol Screen
- Diabetes Screen
- Thyroid Screen
- STD/STI Screen
- Colon Cancer Screen
What Is Not Covered Under Preventive Care?
A service is not considered preventive if the doctor diagnoses, monitors or treats an existing problem or symptom.
What If You Receive Preventive and Non-Preventive Care During a Single Visit?
If you receive both types of care during your Well-Woman Yearly Exam, the preventive care portion of your exam will be covered at 100%. You will likely pay a co-payment or coinsurance for any additional services that are not considered preventive. If your plan also includes a deductible, you will be required to pay the cost for non-preventive services until the deductible is met.