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BCBSTX Preventive Care Guidelines

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas provides a list of age-based recommended preventive care screenings for both men and women.

The PPO options cover 100% of the cost of annual in-network routine physicals, age-recommended screenings (including breast, prostate and colon screenings), and immunizations for you and your enrolled dependents. Please refer to the BCBSTX Preventive Care Guidelines for detailed information.

Keep in mind, these are recommended guidelines. It is important that you talk to your doctor about your family medical history and decide if a preventive screening is appropriate for you before the recommended age. If your doctor decides that it is necessary to order a “preventive” screening earlier or more frequently than recommended, the screening may still be paid in full, if administered by a doctor or medical facility participating in the BCBSTX network. The doctor will need to code and document the screening in a specific manner, so check with a benefits specialist for support on this issue before having the screening.