First Time User? Sign Up Now
First Time User? Enroll now.
Home > Health Library > Your 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."
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.
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
Current as of: December 13, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
December 13, 2018
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2019 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
UNC REX Healthcare4420 Lake Boone TrailRaleigh, NC 27607, USA919-784-3100
Chosen for Excellence
Co-Worker & Physician Login
UNC Health Talk
Copyright 2019 UNC Health Care. All rights reserved.