What to Expect: The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

What to Expect: The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

The start of a new year is the perfect time to schedule your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. It’s important for you to establish with a primary care provider, regardless of age or how healthy you are, who gets to know you and your medical history.

The Annual Wellness Visit is not a physical and does not replace your annual physical exam with your primary care provider. This visit is a FREE annual preventive visit to help you, in collaboration with your care team, develop or update a personalized prevention plan designed to help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors.

For Medicare Part B recipients, the Annual Wellness Visit is covered once every 12 months.

What to expect

  • Conversation about your individual and family’s medical and social history
  • Depression assessment
  • End of life and advanced directive discussions
  • Establish individualized schedule of preventive services over the next 5-10 years
  • Functional ability and fall risk assessment
  • Hearing assessment
  • Height, weight, BMI and blood pressure check
  • Vision assessment

What to bring

  • Current list of medications and supplements
  • List of other providers involved in your care
  • List of previous major surgeries and hospitalizations

Visit www.medicare.gov for more information about the Annual Wellness Visit.

To schedule an appointment or questions about the Annual Wellness Visit, contact one of our patient-centered medical home coordinators or your primary care provider.

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