Types of visits
Your Medicare Part B medical insurance includes two types of check-ups:
- Welcome to Medicare visit – One-time doctor’s visit that happens within 12 months of enrolling in Medicare Part B; allows your doctor to check your health and create your care plan.
- Annual wellness visit – Yearly doctor’s visit to check your health and update your care plan.
At your welcome and wellness visits, you’ll get a general picture of your health and learn how to improve or maintain your well-being. Expect your doctor to:
- Measure your height and weight.
- Check your blood pressure.
- Ask about your medical history, medications and medical equipment.
- Review your health risk factors.
- Talk about safety, injury prevention and your ability to do daily tasks.
- See if you have symptoms of depression or memory loss.
- Develop a plan to help you improve or protect your health.
- Tell you about other preventive services covered by Medicare.
During your Welcome to Medicare visit, your doctor also will:
- Check your vision.
- Discuss health care advance directives.
These visits do not include a complete physical exam, diagnostic tests or time to discuss new illnesses, injuries, symptoms or medications.
Choose any ProHealth Medical Group primary care provider (PCP) for your wellness visits and ongoing care. All our family medicine and internal medicine doctors and advanced practitioners are in-network.
Prepare for your appointment
To help your doctor get a complete picture of your health, bring the following to your appointment:
- Completed pre-visit questionnaire
- All current prescription and over-the-counter medications (including vitamins and supplements) in their original containers
- Immunization records
- Copy of any advance directives
- Insurance card(s)
Spend less time at the doctor’s office when you download, print and complete your survey at home. Then, bring it with you to your appointment.
Free Medicare services
Pay nothing for your welcome visit and annual wellness visits at ProHealth Medical Group. All our primary care providers are in-network, so these visits are completely covered under your Medicare benefits.
Cost of additional services
Your doctor may recommend additional care to treat or learn more about a health problem. The free preventive visit does not include this care. If your doctor does additional tests, services or procedures during your appointment, you may have a deductible or copay for those services.