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Wellness Visit

T.J. Regional Health’s focus is to assist you with managing your healthcare and providing excellent preventative healthcare services. For Medicare patients, the Annual Wellness Visit is designed to identify healthcare risks and provide preventative care.

The Wellness visit is a one-on-one session with a skilled registered nurse that will help to identify health concerns and develop a personalized prevention plan just for you. If any concerns are identified during the visit, the primary care physician will schedule a separate appointment to see you within a few days.

The goal of the annual wellness visit is to help avoid hospital stays, lower your overall healthcare costs, and to help you stay healthier and live your best life!

Your Annual Wellness Visit will likely include:

  • A review of your medical and family history;
  • A review of your current providers and prescriptions, note that medications are not filled or prescribed during this visit;
  • Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements;
  • A list of risk factors and treatment options for you;
  • A screening schedule (a checklist) for appropriate preventive services;
  • Certain screenings such as flu and pneumococcal shots, and referrals for other care, if needed;
  • A vision screening;
  • A review of your potential risk for depression and your level of safety;
  • A written plan letting you know which screenings, shots and other preventative services you need;
  • A cognitive assessment to look for signs of dementia.

All Annual Wellness visits will be billed to Medicare and are at no cost to you.

There is no enrollment process. Medicare recipients are automatically eligible and covered for the Annual Wellness Visit. Bring the following to your appointment:

  • Medical records, including immunization records;
  • Family health history;
  • A list of any prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements that you currently take, how often you take them, and why.

Call now to schedule your appointment with our Medicare Wellness Nurses at (270)-651-4258 or (270)-659-5522.