What Are Preventive Services?

Preventive services are things like vaccinations, tests and screenings that you receive to help you stay healthy.

Common examples of preventive health care services include routine screenings or tests recommended by your doctor before you begin displaying symptoms. Getting your annual flu shot is another example of a preventive service you receive to help you avoid getting the flu.

Here is a video about preventive services.

Depending on your health insurance plan, many in-network preventive services like shots are often covered at 100% (at no cost to the member).

If you have questions about which preventive services are covered under your plan, please call the phone number listed on the back of your Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota insurance card.

Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.