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 physicians and staff will be happy to help you better understand your eligible benefits.