Your health plan includes a specific preventive service schedule with recommendations for health screenings. Highmark closely follows preventive screening schedules for adults that are based on recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

If you are going to your doctor for a routine checkup and the doctor prescribes testing when you are asymptomatic (not experiencing symptoms), we strongly recommend that you talk with your doctor. Discuss Highmark’s preventive schedule and determine if/how the prescribed testing is listed on the schedule. If the doctor indicates that it is his/her typical practice to order testing not listed on the preventive schedule, then you should review with your doctor your financial responsibility for the prescribed testing.

Please call Highmark Blue Shield’s customer service unit dedicated to Penn State with questions at 1-800-914-4384.