Be proactive with your preventive care

This post was originally published on this site. Reprinted with permission.

Summer means warmer weather, trips to the pool, and fun in the sun. Make sure you stay healthy enough to enjoy it all by being proactive with your health. Take advantage of the many preventive services that Medicare offers at no cost to you, like screenings, shots or vaccines, and yearly “Wellness” visits. And if you haven’t already, make sure to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Preventive services are important because they can help keep you from getting sick and find health problems early.

If you’ve had Part B for more 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. This isn’t a physical exam, and Medicare covers it once every 12 months. 

Talk to your doctor or other health care provider about which preventive services you might need to help you stay healthy. Check out our complete list of Medicare-covered preventive services, and watch our video.