Medicare Wellness Center

Hereford Regional Medical Center is committed to helping our community’s senior citizens get the most out of life.

Our clinic physicians and nurse practitioners are your partners in wellness and encourage every Medicare enrollee to take advantage of the free Annual Wellness Visit.

Medicare pays for two wellness visits:

  • A one-time Welcome to Medicare Visit. Within the first 12 months you have Medicare Part B, Medicare covers the one-time Welcome to Medicare Visit. It includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about preventive services such as certain screenings, shots and referrals for other care that is needed. Your provider will ask you to fill out a Health Risk Assessment. Answering these questions can help you and your provider develop a plan to stay healthy and get the most out of your visit. The visit is a great way to get up-to-date with your care providers about how to stay healthy.
  • Annual Wellness Visit. You are eligible for your first Annual Wellness Visit if you have been enrolled in Medicare for more than 12 months and have not had a Welcome to Medicare Visit in the last 12 months.

What to expect from your initial Welcome to Medicare Visit:

  • Height, weight, and blood pressure measurements
  • A calculation of your body mass index (BMI)
  • A simple vision test
  • A review of your potential risk for depression and your level of safety
  • An offer to talk with you about creating advance directives
  • A written plan letting you know which screenings, shots, and other preventive services you need
  • Details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventive services

Depending on your general health and medical history, further tests may be ordered.

What to expect from your Annual Medicare Wellness Visit:

  • A review of your medical and family history
  • Developing or updating a list of current providers and prescriptions
  • Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements
  • Detection of any cognitive impairment
  • Personalized health advice
  • A list of risk factors and treatment options for you
  • A screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventive services
  • Details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventive services

Call us today at (806) 364-7512 to schedule your Medicare Wellness Visit.

Be sure to specify you’re requesting a Medicare Wellness Visit. See you soon!