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Preventative care benefits

The preventive care benefit allows for screening tests and can help you and your family stay healthy. These tests may also help reduce your future healthcare costs with early identification of serious illness or disease. It will be paid at the scheme rate per beneficiary, subject to managed care protocols and may be accessed as follows:


 Frequency, age and gender rules

 Cholesterol screening Once a year for all aged 20 years and older
 Bone densitometry
Once a year for females aged 65 years and older
 Pap smearsOnce a year for females aged 12 - 65 years
 Mammogram Once a year for females aged 40 years and older
 Prostate screening Once a year for males aged 45 - 69 years
 Faecal occult blood test Once a year for all aged 50 - 75 years
 Glucose screening
(Glucose tolerance test)

 Once a year for all aged 45 years and older

 Neonatal hypothyroidism Once per neonatal beneficiary up to 28 days of age
 Glaucoma screening Once a year for all aged 40 years and older
 Influenza vaccination Once a year for beneficiaries who are 6 months to 5 years old or 65 years and older
 Once every 5 years for all with a chronic authorisation for Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
 HPV vaccinationOne course (3 doses) per lifetime for female beneficiaries who are 9 to 14 years of age

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