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As part of your Medicare coverage, you are offered an Annual Wellness Visit that provides you and your primary care provider an opportunity to discuss your current risk for illness and injury and develop a preventive plan of action.
While there is no copay for the Annual Wellness Visit, there may be a copay for any labs or diagnostic imaging conducted during the visit.
If you are within the first 12 months of your Medicare Part B enrollment, you qualify for a one-time “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. Once you have been enrolled in Medicare for more than 12 months, you can schedule your Annual Wellness Visit each year.
It is an opportunity for you and your provider to discuss your current risk for illness and injury and develop a preventive plan of action that includes your choices for future medical care.
During your visit, your provider will:
Based on your discussion with your provider:
Refer to this chart for the differences between these Annual Wellness Visits and an annual physical
Be sure to bring the following information to your appointment:
It is best to come into the office for an annual wellness visit. To ensure our practices are safe, we have instituted the following measures:
In certain cases, you may be eligible to receive your Annual Wellness via a telehealth appointment. Your provider’s office can help determine if you are eligible.