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South Carolina Medicaid: Women’s health

We want our members to get the care they need when they need it. For our female members, we cover certain types of procedures and visits.
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Breast cancer screening (mammogram)

Routine mammograms, which are X-rays of the breast, may detect breast cancer early, which can make treating it easier.

Speak with your doctor about when and how often you should get a mammogram.1The American Cancer Society recommends:

  • Women, ages 40 to 44 choose to begin annual breast cancer screenings with mammograms
  • Women, ages 45 to 54 get mammograms every year
  • Women, ages 55 and older switch to getting mammograms every 2 years, or continue yearly screening

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Breast cancer screenings are covered for Humana Healthy Horizons in South Carolina members.

Through our Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons™ rewards program, female members ages 50 to 64 can earn $10 in rewards (1 every two years) for getting a mammogram.

Learn more about Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons

Read this article for more information about breast cancer screenings

Cervical cancer screening (Pap smear)

Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer-related death for women in the U.S., but that’s no longer the case, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The main reason, the CDC says, is Pap tests, which can detect unusual cells in the cervix before they become cancerous.2 Starting at age 21, most women should have a Pap smear at least once every three years.

What does this mean for you? Talk to your doctor and follow his or her recommendations about when to get a cervical cancer screening. Make sure your doctor knows about your history of Pap tests, because a long history of Pap tests with normal results might mean you don’t need to continue testing. Tell your doctor, too, if you are sexually active. The most common cause of cervical cancer is the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can be spread through sexual contact.3

Cervical cancer screenings are covered for Humana Healthy Horizons in South Carolina members.

Through our Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons rewards program, female members ages 21 and older can earn $10 in rewards (1 every three years) for getting a cervical cancer screening (Pap smear).

Learn more about Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons

Read this article about when to get a cervical cancer screening

Family planning

Family-planning services are covered for Humana Healthy Horizons in South Carolina members.

To get family-planning services, you can:

  • Go to any doctor or clinic that takes Medicaid and offers family-planning services
  • Visit one of our family-planning providers

You do not need a referral from your primary care provider (PCP).

Covered services include:

  • Birth control and birth control devices (e.g., IUDs, implantable contraceptive devices, and others) that are available with a prescription
  • Emergency contraception
  • Sterilization services

You also can see a family-planning provider for:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Counseling related to your test results
  • Screenings for cancer and other related conditions

Use our online Find a Doctor service to find a family-planning provider near you.

Moms First program

We know all moms need help before and after giving birth. Taking care of yourself while you’re pregnant will help your baby have a healthy start. Through our Moms First program, Humana Healthy Horizons™ in South Carolina:

  • Helps pregnant and new moms get the care they need
  • Makes available extra resources and services
  • Offers rewards through Go365 for Humana Healthy Horizons™ for completing prenatal and postpartum checkups

Learn more about our Moms First program, including how to enroll

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