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Preventive care

Preventive care is proven to be safe and effective in preventing disease. Preventive check-ups and screenings can help find illnesses and medical problems early and improve your health.

What is covered as preventive care?

HealthSelect of Texas® medical plans, including Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM,cover most preventive screenings and services with no out-of-pocket costs, like copays or coinsurance, when you visit an in-network provider. This is true even if you haven’t met your deductible, if your plan has one.

Covered preventive care services available to HealthSelect participants and covered dependents (children and adults) include:

  • general health screenings,
  • immunizations,
  • health counseling,
  • cancer screenings,
  • prevention-related screening for pregnant women and
  • some age- and gender-specific screenings.

If you are enrolled in HealthSelect of Texas, you must have a primary care provider (PCP) to coordinate your care to get the highest level of benefits.


Immunizations are an important part of preventive health care. Vaccinations not only protect you; they can also help stop the larger spread of diseases to the larger community.

Annual wellness check-up

Your PCP should be your first stop for preventive care each year. By scheduling annual check-ups with your PCP and getting preventive screenings, you may be able to assess, manage and prevent many health issues. Routine annual check-ups help you stay healthy and even save money by avoiding costly health care services in the future.

Learn more about choosing a PCP.

Additional resources

  • Adult Wellness Guidelines Flier  Learn more pdf documents
  • Childhood Immunization Schedule Flier  Learn more pdf documents 
  • Maternity Wellness Guidelines Flier Learn more pdf documents
  • Preventive Care is Important Article
  • Preventive Care Member Journey Flier Learn more pdf documents
  • Preventive Services Flier  Learn more pdf documents
  • Questions?

    If you have questions about preventive care or need help finding a PCP or scheduling an appointment, call a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Personal Health Assistant toll-free at (800) 252-8039 (TTY: 711), Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. CT, and Saturday 7 a. m.-3 p.m. CT.

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