July 31 2018

5 Free Friday Health Plan Perks for Kids

There’s nothing more worrisome than seeing your little one get sick. As parents, all we want is for them to get back to their happy, healthy selves. And we’ll do just about anything to get them the care they need.

Fortunately, we’ve designed our plans to include free essential health benefits for children from birth to age 18. From visits with the pediatrician to annual vaccinations and health screenings, we’ve outlined all of their free health plan perks below.

As always, if you have any questions about your child’s plan, benefits, or services, please give our Colorado-based customer service team a call: 800-475-8466. We’re here to help!

Free annual well baby and well child exams

An annual well child visit is a free comprehensive preventive exam for kids from birth to age 18. It includes preventive tests, screenings, and shots to keep your young’un healthy throughout the year.

It’s also great for discussing your child’s health history with your doctor who can make referrals and recommend any further tests that need to be done. This visit is included in every Friday Health plan.

Well baby and well child exams include the following preventive tests and screenings:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Medical history review
  • Height, weight and body mass index (BMI) measurements
  • Obesity screening and counseling
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening for all newborns
  • Behavioral assessments
  • Alcohol and drug use assessments for adolescents
  • Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months
  • Depression screening for all adolescents
  • Developmental screening for children under age 3
  • Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders
  • Gonorrhea preventive medication
  • Hemoglobin screening

Free vaccinations

All Friday health plans have access to a wide-range of vaccines to help keep your kid in ship-shape year-round. You can get these done at your pediatrician’s office or through a local, convenient vaccine provider:

Free vision screenings

Every Friday health plan includes an annual WellVision Exam for your child. It’s super easy to schedule. Simply visit vsp.com, find a close and convenient eye doctor (they’re all in-network), and schedule an appointment. It’s that easy.

In addition to standard visual acuity tests, an eye doctor will look for eye muscle imbalance, vision disorders, and eye disease that could potentially cause future problems. Based on the results, the eye doc may recommend further testing for your child.

3 free primary doctor visits

Yep, every member of your plan gets three free primary doctor visits before you put a dime toward your deductible. That’s three free visits with the pediatrician not including the annual well child visit. In other words, every one of your kids gets a total of four free visits with the pediatrician each year. (Not available on the Bronze HSA plan.)

$0 Preferred Generic prescription drugs

Put that wallet away. If your kid’s drugs are generic, they cost you nothing. See the $0 generic drug list here.

Have a new child on the way? Maximize those maternity benefits

Congratulations! With so much to be excited about, Friday has you covered throughout the whole process with your doctors and delivery team. To start, be sure to pick an OBGYN that will deliver your baby at an in-network hospital.

Your Friday health plan will cover the standard health tests, supplements, exams and hospital delivery and stay. Don’t forget to give us a call when your bundle of joy arrives so they can join your Friday plan and receive all the health benefits for new babies.

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