Medicare has recognized the importance of preventative care and your Medicare
Benefits now cover an “Annual Wellness Visit.” Your physician
will talk to you about this new benefit and encourage you to schedule
an “Annual Wellness Visit.”
This visit is not the same thing as your Annual Physical Exam. First of
all, there’s no copay. Secondly, the goal of this visit is to help
your doctor better understand your medical history and your potential
risk factors for illness.
It’s important that you schedule your Annual Wellness Visit in addition
to your Annual Physical Exam. Some primary care physicians will allow
you to schedule your Annual Wellness Visit back-to-back to your Annual
Physical Exam. Please ask your doctor’s office.
Contact your primary care physician and make your appointment today. If
you do not have a primary care physician and would like assistance with
a referral please call 310-891-6717, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For more information about Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit go to:
www.medicare.gov. You can contact 1-800 MEDICARE for any questions.