Monday, March 18, 2013

A look at the “no cost” Preventive care individuals can receive

Individuals under age 65, with Individual Medical or Employer based Medical insurance, can receive a variety of tests. Some are for all, some based on age, some for females, and some for children. Details are on this page of the site.

Individuals eligible for Medicare: During the first 12 months of Medicare’s Part B coverage a person can receive a “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. During the following years a person can receive a wellness visit. The site indicates:

“This exam is a one-time review of your health as well as education and counseling about preventive services and other care. If you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can get a yearly wellness visit to develop or update a personalized prevention plan based on your current health and risk factors. “

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