Screenings

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Having a colorectal screening is the most effective way you can reduce your risk of colon cancer.
There are several different tests to screen for colorectal cancer.

  • Colonoscopy - recommended every 10 years.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - recommended every five years
  • Cologuard - recommended every three years
    • This screening choice is appropriate for low-risk patients with no personal or family history of polyps
  • FIT (FOBT) single-vial screening - recommended every calendar year

Ask your healthcare provider which test is best for you.

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram)

A mammogram can detect breast cancer early and early detection saves lives. Mammogram screenings are recommended at least every two years. Schedule yours today.
If you reside in Brevard County: Call Health First Centralized Scheduling at 321.434.6100
If you reside in Indian River County: Call Sebastian River Diagnostic Center at 772.589.5000 or Vero Radiology Services at 772.562.0163

Bone-Density Screening (DEXA Scan)

This quick and painless X-ray scan tells you and your provider about the health of your bones. Healthy bones can help you prevent falls and preserve your independence. Check your bone health every two years.
If you reside in Brevard County: Call Health First Centralized Scheduling at 321.434.6100
If you reside in Indian River County: Call Sebastian River Diagnostic Center at 772.589.5000 or Vero Radiology Services at 772.562.0163

Diabetic Eye Exam (Retinopathy)

One in three people have a form of diabetes and don't even know. High blood sugar levels can damage the tiny veins in your eyes and can cause permanent vision problems. Contact your physician or healthcare provider to have a retinal/diabetic eye exam completed once a calendar year. This exam usually has a copay and does not include exams for eye glasses, eye wear or any additional services.

To find an eye care provider in your area, visit myHFHP.org and click on "Find a Provider." You may also choose to schedule an appointment with your own eye care provider. Have them fax the results of your screening to us at 321.821.1368.

Find out if you're eligible for a $20 gift card after completing your Diabetic Eye Exam. Call Customer Service at the number on the back of your member ID card to find out.

Diabetic A1C Blood Test

Controlling your blood sugar reduces your chances of damage to your heart, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels. Partner with your healthcare provider to track your A1C (average sugar level) over the past three months. This screening is different from blood sugar checks you do each day and can help you make healthy changes to your diet, exercise and treatment. Call your primary care provider to schedule this test at least once a year.

Diabetic Urine Test

Detecting protein in the urine may indicate kidney damage from high blood sugar levels. Team up with your healthcare provider to monitor your kidney health by having a simple urine protein test that checks for albumin in your urine. Call your primary care provider to schedule this test at least once a year.

Annual Flu Vaccine

Reminder, flu vaccines save lives. And for members, they're free. Your annual vaccine is available just before flu season and you have many options for how to get yours:

  • Visit your primary care provider (PCP)
    To find one in your area, visit myHFHP.org and click on "Find a Provider."
  • Visit an urgent care facility or walk-in clinic
    To find one in your area, visit myHFHP.org and click on "Find a Provider."
  • Visit a community pharmacy
    Many local pharmacies offer flu shots at no charge when you present your member ID card. Must be 18 or older.
  • You can get the cost of your flu vaccination reimbursed
    If you get your flu vaccination at any other location, log on to myHFHP.org/login. Under the "Claims" tab on the main page, select "Reimbursement Forms" to locate and complete a member reimbursement form. Please include a copy of your flu vaccine receipt. Or, send your full name, address, member ID number and copy of your flu shot receipt with proof of payment to Health First Health Plans, Pharmaceutical Services Department, 6450 U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955. A check will be sent to you for the cost of your flu shot only (up to the allowable amount).

Comprehensive Health Assessment (CHA)

Call 321.434.6712 to schedule your CHA. You can choose to get this at a physician office or in the comfort of your own home. It takes about one hour, with plenty of time to discuss all your health concerns, your medications and recent treatments. This exam is completely voluntary and will not affect your healthcare coverage in any way. The CHA and any health screenings you receive during the visit are provided at no additional cost to you.

Call 321.434.6712 to schedule your annual CHA. Find out if you're eligible for a $50 gift card after completing your CHA.

Last updated: 1/19/2019