It is very important for adults to adopt preventive care practices (Preventive care includes routine well exams, screenings, and immunizations intended to prevent or avoid illness or other health problems.), by making healthier choices, one can improve their overall strength and well-being. Few of such positive choices comprise of:
Even though preventive care is considered as routine health care that’s meant to help the individual stay healthy, it is not limited to offering check-ups and screenings, but one can also ask the physician about nutrition, sexually transmitted diseases, Accident/injury prevention.
|1||Physical exam||Every year/as instructed by your physician|
|2||Diabetes Screening||Beginning at age 45 (If you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or overweight, or have a close family history of diabetes, you should consider an earlier screening) on yearly basis|
|3||Colon Cancer Screening||Adults with age 50 -75 years – colonoscopy every 10 years, OR fecal occult blood test annually|
|4||Mammogram||Every year for women, beginning age 40|
|5||Osteoporosis Screening||Beginning at age 65 or at age 60 if risk factors are present|
|6||Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening||for persons at increased risk (or immunocompromised)|
|7||Falls Prevention Counselling||for community-dwelling older adults.|
|8||Bacteriuria Screening||during pregnancy|
|9||Breastfeeding, Primary Care Interventions, Counselling, Support Services||during pregnancy and after birth|
|10||Contraceptive Methods (Including Sterilizations)||FDA approved methods of contraception for women, including patient education and counselling|
Most of the insurances cover Annual wellness visits. So, there will be no cost or no copay for the Annual Wellness Visit.
Yes, even for the High-deductible plans, the Annual wellness visits are covered. Please also check with your insurance company.
Be sure to bring the following information to your appointment:
Annual Wellness visits are different form a sick visit. For example, if you see your doctor for a headache, then that is considered a sick visit and your regular co-pays and deductibles will apply for the sick visit.