It’s time to take care of you. You can do this by taking advantage of the preventive and screening services that Medicare covers. These services can help keep you healthy. Ask your doctor which of these services is right for you.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare now covers many preventive and screening services at no cost to you (waived deductible and coinsurance/copayment) if your doctor accepts assignment, including the following:

Your first ‘Welcome to Medicare’ visit, also known as the Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE)
Annual Wellness Visit
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening (Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy)
Bone Mass Measurement
Cardiovascular Disease Screening
Diabetes Screening Tests
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccination
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Pneumococcal Vaccination
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test
Pelvic Examination (including a clinical breast examination)
Screening Mammogram
Screening Pap Test
Screening Pelvic Exam
Seasonal Influenza Virus Vaccination
Smoking and Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling Services and Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use (for symptomatic beneficiaries)
Ultrasound Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) for Obesity
Screening for Depression
Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Screening and High Intensity Behavioral Counseling (HIBC) to Prevent STIs
For some preventive services, coinsurance or copayment and the Medicare Part B deductible apply:
Diabetes Self-Management Training
Glaucoma Screening
Prostate Cancer Screening – Digital Rectal Examination
For Colorectal Cancer Screening (Barium Enema), the coinsurance or copayment applies, and the Medicare Part B deductible is waived.