Published: Aug. 4, 2011
Updated: Aug. 4, 2011
The “Welcome to Medicare” visit includes:
You pay nothing out of pocket for this visit.
You don't have to have a “Welcome to Medicare” visit before getting an annual wellness visit, but if you choose to have the “Welcome to Medicare” visit, you'll have to wait 12 months before you can have your first annual wellness visit.
Your "Welcome to Medicare" visit is only covered once within the first 12 months of being enrolled with Medicare Part B.
To schedule your “Welcome to Medicare” visit, call your primary care provider’s office.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to for assistance with finding a Duke Medicine primary care provider.