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.
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.