​Adolescent Well-Care Visits

Measure Definition

Adolescent Well-Care Visits measures the percentage of members 12 to 18 years old who had at least one well-care visit with a primary care or OB/GYN practitioner in 2010 that included all of the following:

  • A health and developmental history
  • A physical exam, and
  • Health education/anticipatory guidance.


Adolescents face a variety of health risks and health problems including unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, substance use disorders, and depression, among others.

The rate of preventive health care visits for HFP adolescents rose more than ten percent in 2011 compared to 2010. Thirteen HFP health plans scored at or above the commercial HMO 90th percentile (60.2%) for adolescent well-care visits in 2011:

  • San Francisco Health Plan
  • CalOptima
  • Community Health Group
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Central California Alliance for Health
  • L.A. Care Health Plan
  • Alameda Alliance for Health
  • Health Plan of San Mateo
  • Santa Clara Family Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
  • CenCal Health
  • Care1st Health Plan
  • Kern Family Health Care

No plans scored below the commercial HMO 10th percentile (28.5%).

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