1.The first visit is called the one-time Welcome to Medicare Preventive
Visit. Subsequent visits are called Annual Wellness Visits, and you cannot
get one in the same year as your Welcome to Medicare visit.
2.The Annual Wellness Visit and Welcome to Medicare preventive visit are
not head-to-toe physical exams.
3.You will always leave your AWV with a follow-up plan, such as screenings
or testing due, education programs and classes.
4.House-bound patients may be able to arrange for their AWV to be done
at home. Currently the house call is available to Torrance Memorial IPA members only.
THIPA members: If you have any questions, call THIPA Member Services at
866-568-4472 for additional information.
5.There is no co-pay for your Annual Wellness Visit. Think of it as a gift
to your health. Schedule an Annual Wellness Visit with your physician today.
Don’t wait! If you haven’t scheduled your Medicare Annual Wellness
Visit, contact your primary physician’s office. If you don’t
have a primary care doctor, call our physician referral coordinator at
310-891-6717. If you are a Torrance Memorial IPA member, you can call Member Services
for more information at 866-568-4472.