Preventive care is the work we can do together to help prevent disease and injury.
It can range from activities you can do at home, like exercise and nutrition, to regular checkups at a clinic, to catch things before they happen or become serious.
As partners in your health, we can work together to help ensure your quality of life.
Preventive vs. Problem Visits
Preventive/wellness visit includes:
Conducting an exam based on your age and gender.
Providing advice about staying healthy and healthy living choices.
Identifying risk factors.
Screening tests based on age, gender or lifestyle.
Keeping your immunizations up to date based on your age and gender.
Note: Annual preventive/wellness visits are covered by many health insurance plans POTENTIALLY with no out-of-pocket costs to you.
Standard office visit for a problem includes:
Discussion of any new health problem, illness or injury.
Management of chronic, ongoing health problems and/or medications.
Note: Health insurance treats each of these visits as a single office visit with varying coverage. Your insurance provider may pass some or all of the cost on to you.
Combine Your Visits
When time allows, you may decide to combine your preventive/wellness visit with a problem visit. If you’re here for a preventive/wellness visit and you’d like to discuss concerns not covered under preventive services. Please be aware that separate charges WILL apply.
Likewise, if you are here to discuss a problem, your provider could offer preventive/wellness visit services to help you avoid having to schedule an additional appointment to receive those services.
Note: Federal law requires us to bill services for preventive care and problem visits separately.
Billing & Insurance Standards
What's covered by your insurance policy?
Call your insurance representative before your appointment and ask specific questions like:
Is a preventive/wellness visit covered under my policy?
What screenings are covered (ie: labs, imaging)?
What vaccines are covered?
We will submit your bill to your insurance and it is likely that you will have some out-of-pocket expense. If you have questions regarding your bill, please call our financial counselors at 715-294-2111 or visit No Surprise Billing Policy for more information.