Prevention is the key to living a long and healthy life. Fortunately, Medicare pays for many of the preventive services you need, like exams, lab tests and screenings. You can get the most our of your Medicare coverage by following 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Choose your healthcare partner
It's important to establish a relationship with a primary care physician to help you keep track of the preventive care you need. Keep in mind that when you choose your doctor, you're choosing a partner to get to know you and understand your needs.
Choosing an Alegent Creighton Clinic physician means having one dedicated person who is part of the area's largest and best team of physicians and services. So you will always have the expert care you can trust. And with many clinic locations and 11 hospitals, you'll always have care that's convenient for you.
If you don't have a primary care physician:
- We can help you find a Alegent Creighton Clinic physician close by that fits your needs.
- You can even request an appointment online.
Step 2: Learn the preventive services you need
The Welcome to Medicare Preventive Health Visit
You can get this introductory visit only within the first 12 months you have Part B. This visit is not a physical exam, but it does include a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about preventive services, including certain screenings, shots, and referrals for other care, if needed. Read more about the Welcome to Medicare Preventive Health Visit
Breast Cancer Screening (Mammograms)
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer usually can be treated successfully when found early. Medicare covers screening mammograms to check for breast cancer before you or a doctor may be able to find it. Read more about Breast Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is usually found in people age 50 or older, and the risk of getting it increases with age. Medicare covers colorectal screening tests to help find pre-cancerous polyps (growths in the colon) so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Read more about Colorectal Cancer Screening
Step 3: Get more information
Medicare coverage can be difficult to understand. Alegent Creighton Health is here for any questions or additional information you need. We'll help you make the most of your preventive Medicare coverage. Learn if your plan is accepted, by going to the Insurance page or call (402)255-0049.