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At-a-Glance: Free Preventive Care for Adults

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Counseling

What It Does: Teaches adults at risk how to avoid STDs. This prevention counseling also helps you know if you should be tested for STDs.

How Often: At your physical exam each year.

Syphilis Test

What It Does: Blood test to check for syphilis.

How Often: At your annual physical exam for people at high risk. A pregnant woman is screened at her first prenatal exam.

Tobacco Use Screening Test

What It Does: Evaluates how your tobacco use affects your risk for diseases by asking a series of questions. Tobacco users at increased risk receive free counseling to help them quit smoking or using tobacco. 

How Often:  At your physical exam each year. Health plans have a lot of flexibility in what they offer for counseling because the requirement doesn't include any specific medications or counseling. There is a separate set of free preventive services specifically for women and another set for children.

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