OHA: Tips

Health Plans


The best plan for someone else may not be the best plan for you. For each plan you are considering, find out how it handles:

  • Physical exams and health screenings
  • Care by specialists
  • Hospitalization and emergency care
  • Preventive care, such as shots for children
  • Health screenings, such as pap smears, breast exams, etc.
  • Vision care
  • Dental services

Also ask about:

  • Care and counseling for mental health
  • Services for drug and alcohol abuse
  • Obstetrical-gynecological care and family planning services
  • Ongoing care for chronic (long-term) diseases, conditions, or disabilities
  • Physical therapy and other rehabilitative care
  • Home health, nursing home, and hospice care
  • Chiropractic or alternative health care, such as acupuncture