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Medicare Wellness Program

Preventive care saves you the time, money, and worry that can come with medical problems.

Schedule your free Annual Medicare Wellness Visit today.


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Under Medicare, you are entitled to receive an annual wellness visit at no cost. This visit will help you take control of your health care. It provides a snapshot of your current health as a baseline for future yearly visits and is intended as a preventive service to catch potentially serious health issues early.

Frequently Asked Questions

Early detection is key in preventing health issues and facilitating proactive measures to avoid problems. Here’s what you need to know before your visit.

What to Expect

Your Visit Includes:

  • Routine measurements (height, weight, blood pressure)
  • A health risk assessment questionnaire (health status, injury risks, behavioral risks, urgent health needs)
  • Review your medical and family history
  • Review your current meds, supplements, and vitamins
  • Discussion of the care you are receiving from other healthcare providers
  • Review your functional ability and level of safety (for example, your risk of falling at home) and any cognitive or hearing impairments
  • Mental health screening
  •  Discuss chronic conditions and care management
  • Referrals to health education or preventive counseling services
  • Create a 5-10 year plan your care

What to Bring

  • A list of all over-the-counter medications and prescriptions you take

  • Medical and immunization records

  • Family health history in as much detail as possible


It’s free. Medicare pays the entire cost if:

  • You have had Medicare Part B coverage for more than 12 months and have not had a Medicare initial preventative physical examination or an Annual Wellness Visit within the last 365 days.

If your provider identifies and needs to address a new or existing issue during your visit, that is considered diagnostic care. Medicare may charge you for any diagnostic services received during a preventive visit.

Annual Wellness Vs. Yearly Physical

An annual physical exam is much more extensive and may also include a check of your lungs, head and neck, abdomen, neurological function, skin, and extremities. Certain clinical laboratory tests are included in the Annual Wellness Visit.

Other Health Concerns
Annual Wellness Visits are used for preventive care and health maintenance. If you have an injury or think your blood pressure might be too high, you need to schedule another appointment.

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