For Consumers

What preventive care services, such as shots and tests, are covered?

Doctor visits with no out-of-pocket costs

"Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit (www.medicare.gov)When you make your appointment, tell your doctor's office you want to schedule your "Welcome to Medicare" exam. This is a one-time only visit within the first 12 months you have Medicare Part B. 

Yearly wellness visit (www.medicare.gov)This visit is not a routine annual physical exam - Medicare does not cover routine physicals. If you've had Medicare Part B for longer than 12 months, you can then get a yearly wellness visit every 12 months to develop or update a personalized prevention plan.

Medicare preventive and screening services

The following preventive and screening services are available to Medicare clients who meet the coverage criteria under Medicare Part B.