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What is an Annual Wellness Visit and why do I need to go?

As part of your Medicare Benefits, Medicare covers an “Annual Wellness Visit.” This visit is not the same thing as your Annual Physical Exam.

First of all, there’s no copay. Secondly, your “Annual Wellness Visit” is important because it provides you with a personalized prevention plan and is required by Medicare. To understand the difference between your Annual Wellness Visit and Annual Physical Exam see the chart…

AWV chart

For you to receive the best medical care possible, it’s important that you schedule an Annual Physical Exam and an Annual Medicare Wellness Visit every year. Contact your primary care physician and make your two appointments today.