2020-21 Preventive Care Guidelines Are Available

January 13, 2021

We have added the updated 2020-21 Preventive Care and Wellness Guidelines on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) provider website related to preventive care, health screenings and immunizations. Each year, recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and other professional organizations are reviewed by our medical staff and these Guidelines are updated as needed.

The Preventive Care Guidelines offer specific recommendations for:

  1. Children from birth to 18 years
  2. Adults 19 years and older
  3. Adults 65 years and older
  4. Women needing perinatal care

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 1-800-863-9798.