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Preventive Care Guidelines Are Available

December 15, 2017

Each year, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and other professional organizations are reviewed by medical staff at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to update the Preventive Care and Wellness Guidelines related to preventive care, health screenings and immunizations.

The guidelines offer specific recommendations and should be considered for:

1. Children from birth to 17 years

2. Adults 18 years and older

3. Adults 65 years and older

The 2017-18 Preventive Care Guidelines are available on the BCBSTX website.

The guidelines indicate that recommendations may vary, especially if there are risks involved. In addition, recommendations are not intended as medical advice, nor meant to be a substitute for your individual medical judgement or that of other health care professionals. Members are directed to their physician for individualized advice on the recommendations provided.

If you have questions or comments about the guidelines, please contact the Quality Improvement Programs department at 800-863-9798.