A yearly wellness exam is a good way to make sure everything checks out
Is it time to schedule your yearly checkup? Checking in on your health and getting recommended preventive care may help paint a more accurate picture of your overall health. That's one of the many reasons preventive care is important.
When you schedule your wellness exam with a network provider, your visit may come at no added cost.1 Before you schedule your exam, double-check that you're choosing a network provider.
Are you ready for your wellness exam?
While guidelines will be different for each person, there are a few typical assessments and screenings that are common at most exams. Here's what you might expect at your annual wellness visit.
Guidelines for what to expect at wellness exams
- Annual flu vaccine
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s the best way to protect you and your family from the flu.1
- Body mass index (BMI) assessment
Your BMI is an estimate of your body fat based on your height and weight. It provides a quick way to learn if you are at a healthy weight.2
- Blood pressure screening
Keeping your blood pressure in check is an important part of maintaining good health.3
- Cancer Screenings for adults
Breast, colorectal, cervical, lung, and certain other screenings.
You should discuss newborn screenings and vaccines with your baby's physician, especially if your baby was not born in a hospital.
Preventive care includes routine well exams, screenings, and immunizations intended to prevent or avoid illness or other health problems.
Preventive care is usually covered by most health plans with $0 out-of-pocket when you see a network provider.
Diagnostic care includes care or treatment when you have symptoms or risk factors and your doctor wants to diagnose them.
Diagnostic care could have additional costs, depending on your plan coverage. Check your plan documents for details.
Looking for more information about preventive care?
Certain preventive care items and services, including immunizations, are provided as specified by applicable law, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and state law, with no cost-sharing to you. These services may be based on your age and other health factors. UnitedHealthcare also covers other routine services, where some plans may require copayments, coinsurance or deductibles for these benefits. Always review your plan documents to determine your specific coverage.
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- The information provided is for general informational and illustrative purposes only and is not intended to be nor should be construed as medical advice or a substitute for your doctor’s care. You should consult with your doctor or an appropriate health care professional to determine whether making a lifestyle change or decision based on this information is appropriate for you. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
- MyHealthfinder; accessed 5/2019.