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Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

What is a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit?

A Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is a yearly appointment with a Registered Nurse to discuss your personal plan of preventative care in the coming year to prevent disease and improve your health and overall quality of care. One-on-one preventative care! 

This is an extra appointment scheduled with a member of our nursing staff that is in addition to your annual physical exam with your clinician.

We will also review the following information:

  • Update medical, family, and surgical history
  • Check height, weight, blood pressure, and body mass index
  • Review preventative services such as immunizations and previous diagnostic testing results
  • Update current list of all healthcare providers
  • Review relevant health screenings
  • Provide health education to keep you healthy and safe in the community
  • Identify needs or barriers to your well being
  • Identify community resources that will assist you with your healthcare needs
  • Provide information and forms on Health Care Durable Power of Attorney and Advanced Directives
  • After the visit, we will provide a written Personal Preventive Plan to include a schedule of immunizations and screenings

What is not included in a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit?

The Annual Wellness Visit isn’t a routine physical exam that some older adults may get periodically from their physician or other qualified providers. It will not cover illness diagnosis, diagnostic tests (x-rays, ultrasounds, or bloodwork), or treatments for any conditions that you may have.  Medicare does not cover routine physical exams. 

How much does a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit cost?

There is no cost, deductible, or out-of-pocket fee for any patient that is eligible. This visit is covered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C).

How often can I have a Medicare Wellness Visit?

After the first Initial visit, you are eligible for a subsequent Wellness Visit every twelve (12) months.

How can I schedule a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit?

To schedule an Annual Wellness Visit with a Registered Nurse, please contact your provider's office or call 401.789.8543.