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Posted on Jul 5th 2019 by Florida Blue

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Annual health screenings are an important part of staying healthy, especially for adults over the age of 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent survey, only 43 percent of adults over the age of 65 are up to date with clinical preventive services. These services allow your doctor to catch many health problems earlier when they are easier to treat. Your Florida Blue Medicare health plan helps you get preventive care in a way that works best for you.

Annual Wellness Visit: Your Annual Wellness Visit should be the first visit you have with your doctor every year. It’s not a routine physical or a “sick” visit. It’s a chance for you and your doctor to talk one-on-one about your overall health and set health goals. This visit comes at no cost to you with your Florida Blue Medicare health plan.

During your Annual Wellness Visit your doctor will:

  • Make sure there are no tests or screenings you need. This preventive service will allow your doctor to catch any health problems.
  • Check your weight, height and blood pressure
  • Give you a simple eye test
  • Talk to you about your medications, eating habits and exercise schedule

To learn more about the benefits of an Annual Wellness Visit, check out our “What You Need to Know” blog post. Be sure to call your doctor today to set up your Annual Wellness Visit.

In-Home Health visit: Not able to make it to the doctor’s office for a regular screening or wellness visit? Florida Blue offers in-home health visits at no cost to you. You can discuss your health at your own pace, on your own time. You will be able to have an open conversation from the comfort of your home.

During your in-home health visit, a Nurse Practitioner will take about 45 minutes to:

  • Review your medications to make sure you are taking them safely and getting the most benefit
  • Review your health history to see how your health has changed
  • Answer any of your health-related questions
  • Perform a general wellness exam
  • Determine if you need any other screenings or tests
  • Discuss your current health needs

The convenience doesn’t stop there. You and your primary care doctor will receive the results of your in-home health visit. This will help your doctor improve your care and keep your records up to date.

Having a Nurse Practitioner come to your home will save you time traveling to and from the doctor’s office. We offer various appointment times, so you can choose a time that works best for you. Best of all, in-home health visits are no cost to you with your Florida Blue Medicare health plan.

To schedule your in-home health visit at no cost to you, call 1-800-809-5504. TTY users, please call 1-844-626-2101. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.  

Once you complete your Annual Wellness Visit or your In-home health visit, be sure to claim your rewards through the HealthyBlue Loyalty and Rewards program. Depending on your plan, you may be able to earn up to $50 in HealthyBlue Rewards for this visit. To learn more about our rewards program, please visit floridablue.com/healthybluerewards.

 

 

 

Sources:

https://nccd.cdc.gov/aging_data/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=DPH_HAP.ExploreByLocation&rdRequestForwarding=Form


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