Annual Health Assessment
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicare allows your annual health assessment (AHA), also known as an annual wellness visit, to be conducted by video. Scheduling a virtual visit for your AHA is a great way to check in on your health from the comfort and safety of your home.
If you are enrolled in Medicare Advantage, you are entitled to a free annual health assessment.
This assessment will help your primary care physician (PCP) coordinate your care. It is not a comprehensive "head-to-toe" exam -- it is a yearly check-in designed to help you and your physician develop an ongoing health plan designed to keep you healthy, safe and independent.
During this visit, your provider will review your medical history and conduct a variety of health assessments, which can include:
- Height and weight measurements
- Free flu and pneumonia vaccinations, when appropriate
- Body mass index (BMI) calculation
- Screenings for chronic conditions
In addition, a nurse practitioner will discuss the following health topics with you:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Staying safe at home/preventing falls
- Preventive care screenings
- Advance care planning
This visit includes planning the preventive services and screenings you may need over the next five to 10 years so you can take advantage of Medicare's preventive services, many of which are free.
Make an appointment
A Brown & Toland Physicians representative may call you to determine whether a virtual or in-person visit is most appropriate for you. An appointment can be scheduled during this call, or you can schedule an appointment directly by calling 510.457.1314.
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