Mar 25, 2020

Spring into action with Medicare preventive care

Spring means more daylight, blooming flowers, and warmer weather. Make sure you enjoy it all while staying proactive with your health. It’s time to spring into action with Medicare’s preventive care.

Preventive services are valuable to your well-being, because they can help you keep from getting sick and find health problems early, when treatment works best.

When you have Medicare, you have access to a variety of preventive tests and screenings, most at no cost to you. If you’re new to Medicare, we cover a “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit during your first 12 months of Part B coverage.

This Medicare preventive visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about Medicare preventive care, including certain screenings, shots, and referrals for other care, if needed. If you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can get a yearly “Wellness” visit to develop or update a personalized prevention plan based on your current health and risk factors.

Be sure to check out our complete list of Medicare-covered preventive services.

Practice preventive care to ensure you stay healthy, live longer, and delay or prevent many diseases. So, as you tend to your garden this spring, make a commitment to tend to yourself, too.