Have you scheduled your back-to-school physicals?

Friday, July 29, 2016

To help get children off to a good start in the new school year, the TeamCare Wellness benefit includes annual physical exams and immunizations no matter what grade your child is entering.

All Wellness services will be covered at 100 percent with no deductible or co-insurance when performed by doctors in your PPO network. Click here to log in and find your benefit information under Plan Benefit Profile.

Wellness physical - Well-child visits are an important part of your child’s healthcare. The doctor will check children’s height, weight, eyes, ears, throat, and blood pressure. The doctor may also discuss ways to help keep your child healthy through diet and exercise.

For athletes, the comprehensive wellness exam will help determine if a child can safely play in a school sports program. TeamCare does not cover annual sports physicals when they are scheduled separately from the annual wellness physical.

For covered children until they reach age 26, all routine exams are payable as stated in your Plan Benefit Profile.

Immunizations - Immunizations are one of the best ways to protect against disease, so TeamCare has partnered with CVS/caremark’s Broader Vaccination Network to offer immunizations covered at 100 percent with no deductible or co-insurance at participating retail pharmacies. And, as a member, you can also go to any one of the 56,000 in-network pharmacies, including Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Jewel-Osco, to receive your vaccinations.

Common vaccinations for disease prevention include seasonal flu shots, shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, measles, and other ACA-preventative care vaccines.

We recognize the importance of regular checkups and physical exams, and encourage you to take full advantage of this important coverage. To find a doctor near you, search Find a Provider.