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Annual Medicare Wellness Visit

Annual Medicare Wellness Visit

What is “Annual Medicare” Wellness Visit?

Welcome to Medicare Wellness visit is covered by Part B and is of "No Cost" to the patient. All people on Medicare qualify for this visit. It is a free service. This service provides education, counselling and referrals related to the services covered by Medicare.

Why should you have an annual Medicare Wellness Visit?

  • To stay healthier by using preventative health care, not reactive health care.
  • To learn about free preventative screenings Medicare offers.
  • Screening eligibility is based on age and certain qualifications
  • Your provider will discuss the screenings you are eligible for in depth with you at your visit. 

What should you expect during your “Annual Medicare” Wellness visit?

Your provider will:

  • Record and evaluate your medical family history and your current health conditions and prescriptions.
  • Check your blood pressure, vision, weight and height.
  • Make sure you’re up-to-date with preventative screenings and services, like cancer screenings.
  • Order further tests, depending on your heath and history.
  • A written plan to schedule preventative screening tests, shots, and other services you may need.

What NOT to expect at your appointment...

  • You will not have your medications refilled.
  • You will not be treated for any current illness, symptoms, or existing medical conditions.
  • You will not have a physical head to toe exam. 

What should you bring to your “Annual Medicare” Wellness visit?

  • Medical records, including immunization records, Advance Directive, even if your provider does the visit. You need to bring as much information as possible, so nothing is overlooked.
  • Family health history. Learn as much as you can about your family’s health history so your doctor can have a better understanding about what screenings you need.
  • Prescription drugs. Please bring a list of all prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and an explanation of how often you take them and why.
Note:
  • The “Annual Medicare” Wellness visit is not a head-to-toe physical.
  • If you receive any additional services or screenings, you may have additional charges for those services. They will be billed separately. 

To make an "Annual Medicare" Wellness & Preventative Visit appointment call 217-357-2173.

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