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Preventive Care 

Annual physical exams and other preventive services are free when you use a Preferred provider.

Preventive Care

Watch this video to take a closer look at your preventive care benefits and see how they can help you stay on top of your health.

As a Service Benefit Plan member, everyone on your plan can access a wide range of preventive care services—at no cost—when seeing a Preferred provider. Speak to your primary care doctor about which preventive care services are recommended for you.

General Health Screenings

These can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain health conditions.

  • Annual Physical
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis C
  • Tobacco Use
  • Well-child Visits 

Immunizations and Vaccines

It's recommended that everyone receive routine vaccinations depending on age and medical history. This includes

  • Influenza (Flu Shot)
  • Chickenpox
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Shingles

Cancer Screenings

Early cancer detection helps prevent the need for extensive treatment.

  • Breast Cancer/Mammograms 
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon Cancer 

We will make updates to your preventive care benefits throughout the year based on the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration and American Academy of Pediatrics: Bright Futures.

Family Planning

We cover a range of voluntary family planning services at no cost, limited to these services.


Contraceptive counseling, diaphragms and contraceptive rings, injectable contraceptives, oral and transdermal contraceptives, intrauterine devices (IUDs), implantable contraceptives, tubal ligation or tubal and occlusion/tubal blocking procedures only



HRSA-supported Guidelines

View a list of HRSA-supported Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines.

Contraception Coverage

View what contraception coverage is included under FEHB. If you have difficulty accessing contraceptive coverage or other reproductive healthcare, you can email 

Contraceptive Exception Form

View the necessary form for the contraception exception process.

Service not listed?

If your doctor recommends a surgical contraceptive service not listed above, please contact the customer service number on the back of your member ID card. They will ask that your provider send them information as to why one of the services above cannot be rendered. They will then make a coverage determination within 24 hours of receipt of sufficient medical records.

Ensure your child is healthy at every age

During their early years, children experience a lot of important development for their health. Through age 18, children should regularly see the doctor to make sure they’re growing up healthy and on track—even if they’re feeling well. These are called ‘well-child visits.’ These visits allow your child’s doctor to keep an eye out for key developmental milestones and get important routine vaccines.

Well-child visits are essential during the first 30 months of life

15 months old

Babies need extra attention early in life. Newborns should have at least six well-child visits with their doctor during their first 15 months.

30 months old

Your baby should then have at least two more well-child visits with their doctor before they turn 30 months old.

Download our Well-Child Guide

Good health begins at an early age. This guide gives you a schedule of well-child visits recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics plus a recommended vaccine schedule from birth through age 18.

Download the Guide

Routine Annual Physical Incentive Program

FEP Blue Focus® members can get rewarded for having their annual checkup. Earn rewards like a personalized nutrition plan, a free health club membership or other incentives.

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