An annual exam is a yearly preventive visit with your doctor to check your physical and mental health. It is important for your wellness and peace of mind. Your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) health plan may cover preventive services like your annual exam when you have an appointment with an in-network doctor.
Also, depending on your health plan and provider, you may be able to meet with your doctor virtually.
This visit helps you and your doctor plan ahead, set health goals and keep track of your progress.
Your doctor will listen to your heart and lungs and may also give you preventive screenings, like:
You might wonder how preventive services and office visit services are different.
A preventive visit or service helps prevent or find problems before you feel sick.
An office visit or service most often treats new symptoms or existing health problems.
Don’t wait until you’re sick to get to know your doctor.
Take some time to find a doctor in your BCBSIL health plan’s network. You can use our Provider Finder® to search by specialty, zip code and gender.
Once you have a list of doctors, do some research online or call their office.
Whether you meet with your doctor in the office or virtually, here are a few things you can have ready for your appointment: