Are my Health Screenings Covered by Medicare?

Guest Blog from Well Advised

Getting regular health screenings is an important step we can take for prevention. These screenings can give you an early diagnosis of conditions like cancer, heart disease, high cholesterol, among many others. They give you, and your health care provider, an idea of changes you can make to be your healthiest you!

What screenings are covered by Medicare?

If you are covered by Medicare, Part B covers a wide range of screening services, including:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Breast cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cognitive impairment assessment (for Alzheimer’s) after the first 12 months in Medicare.
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer

These are just a handful of the services that are covered as long as they are performed by qualified healthcare professionals. Medicare also provides a “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit during the first 12 months of Part B coverage.

If there’s a test that you don’t see listed, you can enter it in the search box near the bottom of Medicare preventive screening services page.

365 Health Preventive Health Screenings

If you do not have Medicare and need access to affordable screenings, 365 Health is here to help.

365 Health provides affordable health screenings through Quest Diagnostics or community health fairs in the Spring & Fall. Tests start at just $25! No insurance, surprise fees, or confusing results.

We also offer Baseline and Essential health screening packages, if you don’t know where to start.

Baseline screening – $70 for the package. Includes:

Essential screening – $120 for the package. Includes:

  • Blood chemistry
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Vitamin D: Low levels of Vitamin D have been linked to older people and those who have digestive problems, such as Crohn’s or celiac disease

Learn more about health screenings

The Department of Health & Human Services has a great resource called “Your Guide to Medicare Preventive Services.” In this guide, you’ll learn about:

  • Preventive services – including screenings — covered by Medicare Part B
  • Types of screenings and how often Medicare covers them
  • Your co-pay costs

Remember: If you’re on Medicare, always consult with your primary care physician to determine which screenings are right for you based on your risk factors.

Don’t take your good health for granted. Take action now!

365 Health has partnered with Well Advised to bring our community valuable information and resources that improve their health care. Well Advised connects older Americans with the best Medicare plan for their unique circumstances and helps them manage their health care.