Health Minute: Annual Wellness Visit

May 11, 2021

WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is an excellent time for older adults to focus on preventative care, and to communicate their unique health goals and preferences to their healthcare provider.

If you’ve had Medicare Part B for longer than 12 months, you may qualify for a free annual wellness visit. While you’re there, you and your care provider will develop or update your personalized health plan.

The annual wellness visit is a perfect time to discuss the 4Ms of Age-Friendly Care: What Matters, Medication, Mind, and Mobility. Prevention is better than treatment. Contact your healthcare provider to schedule your annual wellness visit.

For more information, visit agefriendlycarepa.psu.edu.

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