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 face-to-face, high-intensity behavioral counseling sessions if you’re a sexually active adult at increased risk for STIs. Each session can be 20-30 minutes long.
Medicare covers STI screenings once every 12 months, or at certain times during pregnancy. Medicare covers up to 2 behavioral counseling sessions each year.
You pay nothing for STI screenings and counseling if your primary care doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts
Your primary care provider must order the screening or refer you for behavioral counseling. Medicare will only cover counseling sessions with a primary care doctor in a primary care setting (like a doctor’s office). Medicare won't cover counseling in an inpatient setting (like a skilled nursing facility).