Annual Wellness Visits
Preventative care to keep you healthy
An Annual Wellness Visit is a once yearly opportunity to focus on your individual preventative health needs with your primary care provider. This is important even if you’re in excellent health or are already well-connected for chronic health issues.
What to expect
The goal of an Annual Wellness Visit is to create an individualized plan to maintain your health. Items addressed during this visit include:
- Vital signs, height and weight
- Health history update, including allergies
- Review of your current medications, vitamins and supplements
- Depression screening
- Cognition screening
- Mobility screening
- Scheduling preventative screening including: colon cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer for women, and prostate cancer for men
- Vaccination review
You will also have the opportunity to get a flu shot during your Annual Wellness Visit.
To learn more about the difference between an Annual Wellness Visit and a Routine Physical Exam, please see the chart below: