Preventive Services

Learn more about the preventive health care services under the Affordable Care Act that are covered at no cost to you when delivered by a provider within your plan’s network.

Contraceptive Services

$0 Cost-share Services, Products and Drugs

The Affordable Care Act requires health plans to cover birth control (contraceptives and sterilization) at no cost to you.

Medical Birth Control

Medical birth control services will be covered at no cost to you when prescribed and performed/administered by a health care professional. 

  • Place, fit, inspect or remove diaphragms, cervical caps, IUDs (intrauterine devices) or contraceptive implants
  • Injection shots of 3-month contraceptives
  • Female sterilization procedures, including cutting or blocking the Fallopian tubes or oviducts (i.e. getting your tubes tied)1
  • Male sterilization (i.e. vasectomy)2
  • Implantable devices1

Over-the-Counter Birth Control

The following forms of birth control (contraceptives) are available over-the-counter and will be covered at $0 cost share when prescribed by a health care professional and filled at a participating pharmacy. 

  • Contraceptive films
  • Contraceptive foams or gels
  • Contraceptive sponges
  • Emergency birth control, such as Plan B and generic equivalents
  • Male or Female condoms

Prescription Hormonal Birth Control (Contraceptives)

Many options are available and covered at no cost to you.  Refer to the Formulary for the most up to date listing of prescription hormonal birth control options available to you.

1Quartz will also cover anesthesia, doctor or hospital fees and lab fees when required for these services.

2 Members of High-deductible Health Plan policies issued in Illinois must meet the federal minimum deductible before $0 cost share applies.

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