A Healthier You

Get the most out of your preventive care

March 2022

Preventive care reduces the risk for diseases, disabilities, and death – and yet millions of people in the United States don’t get recommended preventive health services.1 As your partner in health, Blue KC encourages you to take full advantage of your preventive health coverage. An ounce of prevention can lead to a lifetime of good health.

What is routine preventive care?

The goal of preventive care is to prevent illness before symptoms arise. Preventive care includes annual checkups, immunizations, lab tests, and screenings. Most preventive services are covered at 100% with no out-of-pocket costs when they’re received at an in-network doctor or facility. That means they’re completely free.

Routine Preventive Services covered by Blue KC

Screenings – Common screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, colorectal cancer, depression, type 2 diabetes, Hepatitis B and C, lung cancer, obesity, STDs, mammograms osteoporosis, prostate, and HIV.

Counseling Services – For people who want to quit smoking, need cardiovascular disease prevention, misuse alcohol, or are obese.

Immunizations – Common vaccines covered include hepatitis B, HPV, the flu, whooping cough, pneumonia, rubella, tetanus, and shingles.

This is just a snapshot of your preventive care benefits. For a complete list, or for more information, go to BlueKC.com/preventive.

Just what the doctor ordered

Everyone has different health needs. So how can you tell what’s right for you? Visit your primary care physician to discuss your routine preventive care. Your PCP will work with you to develop a personalized prevention plan – one that’s designed to keep you as healthy as possible for years to come. Login to your member portal to find a primary care doctor in your network.


1. Borksy, A., et al. (2018). Few Americans Receive All High-Priority, Appropriate Clinical Preventive Services. Health Affairs, 37(6). DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1248

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