Convenient Care Clinic & Primary Care Practice located in Crossville, TN & Kingston, TN
As part of your Medicare Plan B coverage, you can take advantage of an annual wellness exam. ExacCare walk-in clinic in Crossville and Kingston, Tennessee, offers comprehensive Medicare wellness exams as part of your preventive health care. The experienced team of nurse practitioners and physicians assistants offers a variety of wellness exam services, including vaccinations and health screenings to ensure you’re in optimal health. Learn more by calling the clinic or booking an appointment online.
Medicare Wellness Exams Q & A
What is involved in an initial Medicare wellness exam?
The purpose of your Medicare annual wellness exam is to detect disease in its earliest stages, as well as prevent disease from occurring.
As part of your annual preventive health plan, you are entitled to receive one visit during the first 12 months that you have Medicare Part B. If you have Part B coverage for longer than 12 months, you can establish a preventive health care plan with your ExacCare provider during future medical visits.
During your wellness exam, your ExacCare provider discusses your medical history and family health history to determine what additional health screenings may be necessary. They also review any medications you currently take.
Other parts of a wellness exam include:
- Vision testing
- Depression screening
- Blood pressure checks
- Height and weight measurements
As part of your wellness exam, your ExacCare provider can discuss any health concerns you have about new or existing medical conditions. They may recommend additional testing based on your symptoms.
What if I have Medicare coverage for longer than 12 months?
If you qualify for preventive health care plan services after 12 months, your ExacCare provider creates a customized health plan with the goal to prevent disease and disability based on your current health status and relevant risk factors.
Your ExacCare provider may recommend certain health screenings based on your family’s medical history, such as diabetes screenings, high blood pressure evaluations, and cholesterol testing.
As part of your Medicare Part B coverage, you also can discuss advance care planning with your ExacCare provider. This planning covers any voluntary planning information you want to establish in the event you become incapacitated and can’t speak for yourself.
Your provider includes all of your information in an advance care directive document, which may also include a power of attorney and a living will.
What if I need medical care not covered by Medicare Part B?
In some cases, your ExacCare provider may recommend health screenings or other medical services that Medicare won’t cover. You can discuss coverage with your provider to determine what services are most important to your health.
You may need to pay for part or all of the costs associated with these additional medical services. Your ExacCare provider can help you decide how to move forward with necessary medical care.
Medicare Wellness Exams are by appointment only. To learn more about available services covered under Medicare Part B, schedule a consultation at ExacCare online or by calling the office.