Committed to Wellness Care
Capital Medical Clinic is committed to your wellness care — health care that may lower your risk of illness or injury. We want you to know that Medicare pays 100% for a wellness visit once a year to identify health risks and help you to reduce them.
At a wellness visit, you can expect a review of your health that includes the following:
Screenings to detect depression, risk for falling or other problems
Heart and diabetic screening, if indicated
Recommendations for other wellness services and healthy lifestyle changes
At Capital Medical Clinic, the annual wellness visits are conducted by our Physician Extender, David Hoch, PA. He will work with you, in coordination with your physician, to develop or update a prevention plan. In addition, they will develop and ongoing health plan to keep you healthy, safe and independent for a long time.
Medicare provides this benefit at no cost to the patient. However, if additional tests or other services are performed at the visit, you may be required to pay coinsurance and the Part B deductible may apply. For example, a wellness visit does not address new or existing health problems, and it does not pay for a traditional, head-to-toe physical. That would be a separate service and requires a longer appointment. This does not replace the annual physical examination that is required with your physician.
We hope to help you get the most from your Medicare wellness benefits. For more information about these visits, please go to the medicare.gov website or call 512-454-5171 to schedule an appointment.