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Your Medicare Yearly Wellness Visit

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Topic Overview

What is a Medicare yearly wellness visit?

The Medicare yearly wellness visit is your time to talk and plan with your doctor about your health. It's about preventing health problems and disability. And it's about making sure you get the medical care you need. Together, you and your doctor create a health care strategy that's right for you.

These wellness visits are meant to support healthy aging. They're free, as a part of your Medicare Part B plan. To learn more about when you can have your first wellness visit, go to www.medicare.gov. Search on "wellness."

What can you expect from your yearly Medicare wellness visit?

As part of your yearly wellness visit, you can expect to:

You and your doctor can then talk about your health history, health risks, and daily habits. This is a good time to bring up any needs and questions you might have. You can expect to learn:

You and your doctor will create a personal plan. You can use this plan to help you reach your own health and lifestyle goals.

How can you get the most out of your Medicare yearly wellness visit?

Together, you and your doctor can make the most of this wellness benefit.

Your doctor is an expert on medical care, but you are the expert on you. Here are some tips for being a good partner with your doctor.

Prepare for your wellness visit

Follow up on your wellness visit


Credits for Your Medicare Yearly Wellness Visit

Current as of: May 27, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine


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