Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a yearly appointment for people who are on Medicare and have Medicare Part B. Together, you and your Grady primary care provider create or update a personalized prevention plan for you. This plan helps prevent illness based on your current health and risk factors. The visit is not a head-to-toe physical but a time to create a plan for living healthy.

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What's an AWV?

During your Annual Wellness Visit, you and your provider will develop your personalized prevention plan. Before the visit, you’ll be given a health risk assessment – a survey that you complete before the visit. The questions ask about your health status, changes in your health, and urgent health needs.

At the visit, your provider will:

  • Check your height, weight, and blood pressure.
  • Ask about your medical and family history.
  • Make a list of your doctors, home health services and supplies, and prescription medications, including vitamins and any over-the-counter medications you take.
  • Assess your hearing, risk of falling, and ability to bathe, dress, and cook for yourself to determine your safety at home.
  • Screen for memory loss, depression, and food and housing insecurity.
  • Provide health advice and referrals to health education and preventive counseling services like fall prevention, smoking cessation, and healthy eating.

Then, you and your provider create a written screening schedule or checklist for you to follow.

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Schedule Your AWV

To get your checklist for good health, schedule your Annual Wellness Visit today.

By Phone

Call (404) 616-1000, Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. to schedule your appointment and one of our scheduling representatives can work with you to connect you to the correct provider and service.


If you are an existing Grady patient, have a MyChart account, and want to avoid waiting on hold, you can log in here and request an appointment without having to pick up the phone.

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Covered By Medicare

Medicare Part B covers the cost of your Annual Wellness Visit if:

  • You have had Part B for longer than 12 months.
  • And, you have not received an AWV in the past 12 months.
  • Additionally, you cannot receive your AWV in the same year as your Welcome to Medicare preventive visit.

You pay nothing for an Annual Wellness Visit at Grady, and there’s no Part B deductible.

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