Wouldn't you want to know??
Are you as healthy as you think you are? The fact is, if you haven't had a biometric screening (measures blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels) and annual physical, you can't know for sure. And what you don't know can hurt you.
Did you know that:
- About 1/3 of Americans have high blood pressure*
- 1 in 6 adults has high total cholesterol*
- Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes, a disease that kills more Americans each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined**
Without a biometric screening and an annual physical, you may not even know you have any of these health issues, until it becomes a major—perhaps life-threatening—condition that may be difficult and expensive to treat. Take advantage of your annual preventive care from an in-network provider.
*The Centers for Disease Control and National Center for Health Statistics
**The American Diabetes Association
Know your numbers: The importance of biometric screening
Getting a biometric screening is one of the most valuable things you can do to maintain your health. It's a quick and simple blood test that provides critical information about your overall health.
By knowing your numbers (blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and glucose levels), and monitoring them year after year, you and your doctor can know and plan exactly what steps you need to take to improve your health or get you back on track to a healthy you.
Preventive care: What's covered?
As long as you use in-network labs and doctors, and as long as the service is coded as routine preventive care, your preventive care and biometric screenings cost you nothing!
Here's what is covered:
- Office visit for preventive care (not to diagnose an illness)
- Lipid panel
- Fasting blood glucose
- Influenza vaccine
Any services not listed above may be subject to the deductible. Ask questions when your doctor prescribes a test. Ask if it's necessary. Ask what it costs. Call your insurance carrier before scheduling the test so that you are aware of any out-of-pocket costs.
Click below for a list of covered services.