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What is wellness?

Wellness refers to the overall state of being in good health, both physically and mentally. It involves making healthy lifestyle choices and engaging in activities that promote physical and mental wellbeing.

Why is it important to keep wellness and problem visits separated?

Keeping wellness and problem visits separated is important for proper billing. Insurance companies may deny payment for a wellness visit if it is billed along with a problem visit. By separating the two, the patient can ensure that their wellness visit is covered and that each concerns receive the appropriate attention that is needed.   

What if I have a health problem during my wellness visit?

If you have a health problem during your wellness visit, it is important to schedule a separate appointment for a problem visit. This will ensure that the appropriate care is provided and that billing is handled correctly.

Who should come for wellness visits?

Everyone aged 18 and above should come for wellness visits. These visits are important for maintaining good health and preventing future health problems.

What happens during a wellness visit?

During a wellness visit, a healthcare provider will assess your overall health, including your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. They may also discuss and update your medical history, family history, and lifestyle habits. Based on this information, they may provide advice on how to maintain or improve your health.

How often should I come for a wellness visit?

Generally, it is recommended that adults aged 18-39 have a wellness visit once every 2 years, while those aged 40 and above should have a wellness visit once a year.

How do I prepare for a wellness visit?

To prepare for a wellness visit, it is helpful to make a list of any questions or concerns you may have about your health. You should also bring a list of any medications you are taking, as well as your medical history and family history. It is important to note that some wellness tests, such as lipid and chemistry tests, require fasting for accurate results.

Why is fasting necessary for certain wellness tests?

Fasting is necessary for certain wellness tests, such as lipid and chemistry tests, because it can affect the accuracy of the results. Fasting for at least 8-12 hours before the test helps to ensure that the test results are not influenced by recent food intake.


Is a wellness visit covered by insurance?

Most insurance plans cover wellness visits. However, it is important to check with your insurance provider to confirm your coverage and any requirements for billing.

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