Last updated on June 9th, 2015 at 04:13 pm
CVS Health is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote an online tool that provides recommendations from government-recognized clinical experts for the personalized preventive services patients should receive based on their age and gender.
Many of these preventive services are available to patients at MinuteClinic and CVS/pharmacy locations, as well as at their physician’s office, and many are now covered by most insurance without additional co-pays or other cost sharing under the Affordable Care Act.
“We know that prevention is key to helping families stay healthy, so we are pleased to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to give people easy access to more information about the preventive services clinically recommended for them,” said Andrew Sussman, M.D., MinuteClinic president and EVP/associate chief medical officer for CVS Health. “Many of these recommended preventive services are conveniently delivered at MinuteClinic, where we can coordinate with a patient’s primary care physician, and many preventive services are covered by health insurance, making it even easier for people to stay on their path to better health.”
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology and acting assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said, “This tool supports physicians and the care team, and is an easy way to help people understand the recommended preventive services that are often available to them at no out-of-pocket cost thanks to the Affordable Care Act.”
Commonly recommended preventive services available at MinuteClinic include blood pressure checks, cholesterol screenings, wellness counseling and routine vaccinations. Consumers can find the tool and a full list of services available at cvs.com/minuteclinic.