Screenings & immunizations

Most health plans must cover a set of preventive services - like shots and screening tests - at no cost to you (without charging you a copayment or coinsurance, even if you haven't met your yearly deductible). This includes plans available through your employer, private insurance and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

These preventive care benefits are free only when delivered by a doctor or other provider in your plan's network. Call the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics today or schedule your appointment online to take full advantage of these no cost preventive services.

For all adults

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoke
  • Alcohol misuse screening and counseling
  • Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease for men and women of certain ages
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk
  • Colorectal cancer screening for adults over 50
  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes (Type 2) screening for adults with high blood pressure
  • Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease
  • Hepatitis B screening for people at high risk
  • Hepatitis C screening for adults at increased risk, and one time for everyone born 1945-1965
  • HIV screening for everyone ages 15 to 65, and other ages at increased risk
  • Immunization vaccines for adults (Diphtheria, Hepatitits A, Hepatitis B, Herpes Zoster, Human Papillomavirus, Influenza, Measles, Meningococcal, – Mumps, Pertusis, Pneumococcal, Rubella, Tetanus, Varcella-Chickenpox)
  • Lung cancer screening for adults 66-80 at high risk for lung cancer because they’re heavy smokers or have quit in the past 15 years
  • Obesity screening and counseling
  • Sexually transmitted infection prevention counseling for adults at higher risk
  • Syphilis screening for adults at higher risk
  • Tobacco use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users

For pregnant women or women who may become pregnant

  • Anemia screening on a routine basis
  • FDA-approved contraceptive methods and patient education and counseling, as prescribed by a health care provider for women with reproductive capacity
  • Folic acid supplements for women who may become pregnant
  • Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  • Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit
  • Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk
  • Syphilis screening
  • Expanded tobacco intervention and counseling for pregnant tobacco users
  • Urinary tract or other infection screening
Mother holding child

Other covered preventive services for women

  • Breast cancer genetic test counseling for women at higher risk
  • Mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40
  • Breast cancer chemoprevention counseling for women at her risk
  • Cervical cancer screening for sexually active women
  • Chlamydia infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
  • Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  • HIV screening and counseling for sexually active women
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test every 3 years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older
  • Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors
  • Rh incompatibility screening follow-up testing for women at higher risk
  • Sexually transmitted infections counseling for sexually active women
  • Syphilis screening for women at increased risk
  • Tobacco use screening and interventions
  • Well-woman visits to get recommended services for women under 65

For Children

  • Alcohol and drug use assessment for adolescents
  • Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months
  • Behavioral assessments for children ages 0-17 years
  • Blood pressure screening for children ages 0-17 years
  • Cervical dysplasia screening for sexually active females
  • Depression screening for adolescents
  • Developmental screening for children under age 3
  • Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders ages 1-17 years
  • Gonorrhea prevention medication for the eyes of all newborns (applies only to infants delivered in the Emergency Department, and if time permits prior to transfer of infant and mother to a tertiary hospital)
  • Height, weight and body mass index (BMI) measurements for children ages 0-17 years
  • Hematocrit or hemoglobin screening for all children
  • Hepatitis B screening for adolescents at high risk
  • HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk
  • Immunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18 (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis-whooping cough, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (PVU), Inactivated Poliovirus, Influenza-flu shot, Measles, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Varicella-Chicken Pox)
  • Iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia
  • Lead screening for children at risk of exposure
  • Medical history for all children throughout their development ages
  • Obesity screening and counseling
  • Oral health risk assessment for young children ages 0-10 years
  • Sexually transmitted infection prevention and counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk
  • Tuberculin testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis
  • Vision screening for all children