What Do I Need to Know About Preventive Care?

Preventive care is an important part of a healthy lifestyle because it helps you avoid or detect health problems. Some examples include annual physicals and immunizations.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network pay for some preventive care with little or no out-of-pocket costs to you when you choose in-network care. Before you receive preventive care, make sure you know what your specific health care plan pays and what you must pay.

Preventive care keep you healthy

Annual physicals can detect health issues you may not know you have. The earlier health issues and diseases are found, the greater the opportunity for treatment and a potential cure. Preventive care includes screenings for lead, colon and breast cancers, diabetes, blood pressure, depression and osteoporosis. 

Preventive services

If you see an in-network doctor, and your visit is strictly for preventive care, you might not have to pay a copay, coinsurance or your deductible. Please log in and refer to your plan documents for coverage information. If you don't have one, you can register

You may have to pay if:

  • You receive services other than preventive care during the same visit
  • The services are used to treat, diagnose or monitor an illness, injury or health problem
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Preventive care age groups and guidelines

Well child exams and immunizations (read the preventive care saves lives (PDF) for details)

Well child exams and immunizations (read the preventive care saves lives (PDF) for details)

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