Annual Wellness Physical
Take Full Advantage of Your Medicare Benefits
For Medicare users, the distinction between general physicals and wellness physicals is very important. In a general physical, physicians use patient input and what they can physically observe to determine what tests to perform to best assess a patient’s health. The problem with this method is that the tests are never clearly defined, and Medicare will not necessarily cover them. In a wellness physical, however, doctors follow a laid out plan of care, the entirety of which is covered under Medicare Part B benefits.
We welcome patients on a walk-in basis with no appointments necessary!
What Does a Wellness Physical Include?
As the wellness physical follows a specific set up steps approved by Medicare, you can better anticipate what to expect during your appointment. As a “wellness” exam, the primary purpose of this physical is to prevent future medical issues by identifying risk factors and warning signs.
The Medicare-approved wellness physical includes:
- A health risk assessment, including a review of your family medical history
- Reviewing your current medications and medical providers
- Routine measurements for height, weight, blood pressure, etc.
- Assessing signs of memory loss or dementia
- A personalized consultation with your physician
Health screenings and preventive care services based on your medical needs and risk factors.
Wellness physicals are covered once a year under Medicare Part B. You should not have to pay for the physical itself, but if any additional tests are taken Medicare may not cover them. Our board-certified physicians and staff will be happy to help you better understand your eligible benefits.