If you have Medicare and want to learn more about the AWV and the preventive services that Medicare covers, please click here (ButtonTo download the complete AWV Toolkit (Warning: File size is 50 MB)
For educational materials and community resources helpful to address specific health issues that may be
detected during an AWV, click here
The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a Medicare-covered visit with your healthcare provider to promote wellbeing. It is not a physical exam, but a chance to talk to your provider about how you can improve or maintain your overall health. During the visit, your healthcare provider will conduct routine health screenings to identify possible medical conditions in its early stages and will create or update a personalized prevention plan designed to keep you as healthy as possible. Medicare covers a number of preventive services (including, but no limited to shots, tests for medical conditions, and counseling)at no cost to you. The AWV is the time to find out which of these services would be beneficial to you. The AWV is especially important now, since many people were unable to visit their healthcare providers during the pandemic.
This toolkit is provided as a guideline only; Medicare specifies the AWV components and providers should use their clinical judgment in their provision for an individual patient. We hope you find the information useful. We welcome any questions or comments you may have about this toolkit; please e-mail us with any feedback.