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Step One: Review recommended preventive services 

Your health plan covers the following services at no cost to you when delivered by a doctor or other provider in your plan's network. Select an age group on the chart below to find recommended preventive services.


When you take your baby in to the doctor's office to receive the vaccines below, your doctor will also perform a well-child check to make sure your child is growing and developing properly. This is an important part of maintaining your child's health.

 

Vaccine

Birth

1 mo.

2 mos.

4 mos.

6 mos. 

12 mos. 

15 mos. 

 18 mos.

 24 mos.

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis
(DTaP)
X X X X X  
Poliovirus (IPV)   X X X X X    
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
(MMR)/(MMRV)
      X X    
Varicella (Chickenpox)       X X    
Pneumococcal (PCV) X X X X X    
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) X X X* X X    
Rotavirus X X X*        
Hepatitis B (Hep B) X X X   X X X    
Hepatitis A (Hep A)       X
2 shots, 6 mos. apart between 12 and 24 mos.
Influenza (flu)           X
Yearly after 12 mos.

* Child may need three or four doses of Hib, and two or three doses of Rotavirus depending on manufacturer

Step Two: Where and when to get care >

Service

Ages 3 – 

Ages 7 – 10

Ages 11 – 12

Ages 13 – 18

 Annual Physical Exam X
Yearly
X
Yearly
X
Yearly
X
Yearly
 Chlamydia Screening       X
Yearly for sexually active men
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccine X Completed by age 6 X Completed by age 12
Human Papillomavirus (HPV- girls & boys) Vaccine   X
Three-dose series
Completed by age 12
Influenza (flu) Vaccine X
Yearly
X
Yearly
X
Yearly
X
Yearly 
 Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine X Complete by age 6    
 Meningococcal Vaccine     X X
Age 16 
 Poliovirus (IPV) Vaccine X Complete by age 6    
 Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine  X Complete by age 6    
Weight Screening  Height, weight, body mass index (BMI), percentile
Yearly
Height, weight, body mass index (BMI), percentile
Yearly
Height, weight, body mass index (BMI), percentile
Yearly
Height, weight, body mass index (BMI), percentile
Yearly
Wellness Screening  X X X X

Step Two: Where and when to get care >

Service

Ages 19 – 34

Blood Pressure Screening X
As determined by your doctor
 Chlamydia Screening X
Yearly until age 24 for sexually active men
Influenza (flu) Vaccine X
Yearly
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (dt/DTaP) Vaccine A Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) booster needed every 10 years
(Substitute one Td booster with a one-time Tdap* vaccine)
Alcohol Use Screening X
If you use alcohol
Tobacco Use Screening X
If you use tobacco products
Weight Screening   Height, weight, and body mass index (BMI)
Yearly

* Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough)

Step Two: Where and when to get care >

Service

Ages 35 – 44

Ages 45 – 64

Blood Pressure Screening X
As determined by your doctor
X
As determined by your doctor
Fasting Cholesterol (Lipids) Screening X X
Colorectal Cancer Screening   Start screening at age 45.
Repeat screening at intervals determined by screening tests used.
Influenza (flu) Vaccine X
Yearly
X
Yearly
Pneumococcal Vaccine

X
Given at age 65 or earlier if you are high risk as determined by your doctor.

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) X
One-time dose at age 60 or older
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (dt/DTaP) Vaccine  Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) booster every 10 years (Substitute one Td booster with a one-time Tdap* vaccine) Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) booster every 10 years
(Substitute one Td booster with a one-time Tdap* vaccine)
Alcohol Use Screening X
If you use alcohol
X
If you use alcohol
Tobacco Use Screening X
If you use tobacco products

X
If you use tobacco products 

 Weight Screening Height, weight and body mass index (BMI)
Yearly
Height, weight and body mass index (BMI)
Yearly

*Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough)

Step Two: Where and when to get care >

Service

Ages 65+

 Annual Physical Exam
Complete a full checkup and talk with your doctor about heath concerns, goal setting and screenings.
X
Yearly
Blood Pressure Screening X
Annually and as determined by your doctor
Fasting Cholesterol (Lipids) Screening X
Colorectal Cancer Screening X
Routine screening (at intervals determined by screening tests) recommended through age 75
 Dental Care X
Yearly 
 Depression X
Annually and routinely
 Eye Exam X
Every 1 to 2 years
 Hepatitis C Screening X
If you were born between 1945 and 1965
Influenza (flu) Vaccine
Yearly
Pneumococcal Vaccine X
Start at age 65 or earlier if identified as high risk by your doctor
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) X
One-time dose at age 60 or older
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (dt/DTaP) Vaccine A Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) booster every 10 years
(Substitute one Td booster with a one-time Tdap* vaccine)
Alcohol Use Screening X
If you use alcohol
Tobacco Use Screening X
If you use tobacco products 
 Weight Screening Height, weight, and body mass index (BMI)
Yearly

*Tdap adds protection against pertussis (whooping cough)

 


Preventive care recommendations are based on information from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. These recommendations are standardized guidelines intended to support your care. It is important that you discuss your care needs with your doctor. Your family's health history may affect what care you need.

Medica is a Cost and HMO-POS plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Medica depends on contract renewal.

Medica DUAL Solution is a health plan that contracts with both Medicare and the Minnesota Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program to provide benefits of both programs to enrollees. Enrollment in Medica DUAL Solution depends on contract renewal.


Last Updated: April 2018

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