According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual wellness visits are important because they can find potential problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.
- Rather than a physical, an annual wellness visit is conversation with a medical provider about your health.
- Mount Nittany Health recommends having an annual wellness visit each year in order to establish a baseline for your health — one that is specific to you — and to create a plan based on risk factors and concerns.
- Most commercial insurances as well as Medicare plans cover annual wellness visits at no cost to the patient.
To learn more about annual wellness visits, mountnittany.org/wellnessvisit.