10+ HIV-related Preventive Services Covered by Marketplace Plans

Content From: HIV.govPublished: April 27, 20222 min read


Why preventative health is important

Did you know: Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all Marketplace health plans and many other plans must cover a set of preventive services to prevent illness, disease, and other health problems at no cost to you, even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. These services are free only when you get them from a doctor or other provider in your plan’s network. (Contact your health plan to see which providers are "in-network.")

Covered Preventive Services

Preventive services include things like screenings, tests, check-ups, and counseling. Many are important tools in addressing the syndemic (linked, interacting health problems) of HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and substance use and mental health disorders as called for in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan, and STI National Strategic Plan. Here are some of benefits available to adults with Marketplace coverage:

  • HIV screening
  • PrEP
  • Alcohol misuse screening and counseling
  • Depression screening
  • Hepatitis A vaccination
  • Hepatitis B screening
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Hepatitis C screening
  • STI prevention counselling
  • Syphilis screening
  • And several additional covered preventive services for women:
    • Chlamydia infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
    • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk

See the full list for all adults, as well as other services available specifically to women and children.

Get More Information on Preventive Care

Take advantage of these free services to help find health problems—like HIV—early, when treatment is likely to work best. Talk to your provider about what’s right for you.

Get more information on preventive and wellness services for your whole family.