As part of the comprehensive care that we provide, MetroHealth is dedicated to providing care focused on prevention and wellness to help keep you healthy. As a reminder, we are conducting two types of wellness visits that are covered by Medicare:
• Your one-time Welcome to Medicare
preventive visit; and
• Yearly Wellness
The “Welcome to Medicare” visit is available once during your first 12 months as a Medicare patient. In addition, you may receive your yearly “Wellness” visit after you have been with Medicare for more than one year, or it has been at least one year since your “Welcome to Medicare” exam.
At the Welcome to Medicare
and yearly Wellness
visits, your doctor will talk to you about your medical history, review your risk factors and make a personalized prevention plan help keep you healthy. These visits are different than a typical physical exam, and entail an important assessment of your current and future health care needs.
For more information about your Welcome to Medicare
preventive or yearly Wellness
visits, please review the Frequently Asked Questions sheet.