Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
How often is it covered?
After you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can receive a yearly wellness visit to develop or update a prevention plan just for you, based on your current health and risk factors. This visit is covered once every 12 months.
Who is eligible?
Anyone with Medicare. If you received the “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam, you have to wait 12 months before you can receive your first yearly wellness visit.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the yearly wellness visit. You may also be eligible for other preventive measures, which may include:
- Bone Mass Measurements
- Cardiovascular Screening-Lipids
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Diabetes Screening
- Flu Shot
- Hepatitis B and HIV Screenings
- Mammograms and Pelvic Exam/Pap Smear
- Pneumococcal Shot
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- Smoking Cessation
For more information, call HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care at 217-698-9722.