Annual Wellness Visits
May 20, 2020 | by The Polyclinic

“I was pleased with the timely availability of a Telehealth appointment with my PCP for my annual wellness visit and to 1) get some answers to pressing health concerns and 2) a mutually agreeable plan for moving forward. I felt that I was heard, that I had plenty of time to say what needed to be said, and probably most importantly my health concerns anxiety was greatly reduced. Even though this was a “visit through screens,” my PCP was able to facility a dialogue and connection of caring and support.”

The Polyclinic launched video visits earlier this spring to help reduce the spread of respiratory infection and maintain social distancing guidelines. Medicare patients can take advantage of this new visit type to help manage health conditions from the safety and convenience of home. To schedule your annual wellness visit (AWV) as a video visit, call the Population Health Management Team at 206-860-5510 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Many preventive care services are fully covered benefits including the annual wellness visit. Medicare offers this visit yearly to review your health and health risks.

During the AWV, your provider will focus on developing a game plan for the year ahead including identifying key screenings and reviewing medications. An AWV is not a “head-to-toe” physical exam and will be a conversation about your health focused on prevention.

Additional Resources

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit
Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Form
Video Visit Information

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