Medicare’s Preventive Services Overview

Preventive care is care you receive to prevent illness, detect medical conditions, and keep you healthy. Medicare Part B covers many preventive services, such as screenings, vaccines, and counseling. If you meet the eligibility requirements and guidelines for a preventive service, you must be allowed to receive the service. This is true for Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans. If you have recently enrolled in Medicare, meaning 12 months or less, please visit to learn more about your Welcome to Medicare preventive exam.  If you have had Medicare for more than a year, please visit to learn about Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit and what to expect during your visit.

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