Which preventive health services are covered for women enrolled in a qualified health plan?

Plans through Maryland Health Connection must cover the following preventive services for adults without charging a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible.

These services are free only when delivered by a doctor or other provider in your plan’s network.

Services for pregnant women or women who may become pregnant

  1. Anemia screening on a routine basis
  2. Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, and access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women
  3. Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, as prescribed by a health care provider for women with reproductive capacity (not including abortifacient drugs). This does not apply to health plans sponsored by certain exempt “religious employers.” Learn more about contraceptive coverage.
  4. Folic acid supplements for women who may become pregnant
  5. Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes
  6. Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  7. Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit
  8. Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk
  9. Syphilis screening
  10. Expanded tobacco intervention and counseling for pregnant tobacco users
  11. Urinary tract or other infection screening

Get more information about services for pregnant women from HealthFinder.gov

Other covered preventive services for women

  1. Breast cancer genetic test counseling (BRCA) for women at higher risk
  2. Breast cancer mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40
  3. Breast cancer chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk
  4. Cervical cancer screening for women age 21 and older
  5. Chlamydia infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
  6. Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women
  7. Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  8. HIV screening and counseling for sexually active women
  9. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test every 3 years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older
  10. Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors
  11. Rh incompatibility screening follow-up testing for women at higher risk
  12. Sexually transmitted infections counseling for sexually active women
  13. Syphilis screening for women at increased risk
  14. Tobacco use screening and interventions
  15. Well-woman visits to get recommended services for women under 65