Sexually transmitted infection screenings & counseling
covers sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and/or Hepatitis B if you’re pregnant or at increased risk for an STI.
Medicare also covers up to 2 individual 20-30 minute, face-to-face, high-intensity behavioral counseling sessions if you’re a sexually active adolescent or adult at increased risk for STIs.
Medicare covers these tests once every 12 months or at certain times during pregnancy. Medicare covers behavioral counseling sessions once each year.
You pay nothing for STI screenings and counseling if your doctor accepts
Your primary care provider must order the test or refer you for behavioral counseling. Medicare will only cover counseling sessions a doctor provides in a primary care doctor’s office or primary care clinic. Medicare won't cover counseling in an inpatient setting (like a skilled nursing facility) as a preventive service.