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.