Medicare’s Preventive Benefits

For information on Medicare Preventive Benefits call 1-800-MEDICARE, 1-877-486-2048 (TTY).

Medicare Preventative Services to Keep you Healthy (pdf)
This is the official government booklet with important information about:

  • What disease prevention is and why it’s important
  • Which preventive services Medicare covers and how often
  • Who can get services
  • What you pay – you pay nothing for many services

Medicare pays for many preventive services including:

  • One-time “Welcome to Medicare” Physical Exam
  • Cardiovascular Screening
  • Smoking Cessation (Counseling to quit smoking)
  • Cancer Tests (Mammograms, Pap Test and Pelvic Exam, Colon Cancer Screening, and Prostate Cancer Screening)
  • Shots (Flu, Pneumococcal and Hepatitis B)
  • Bone Mass Measurements
  • Diabetes Screening Supplies, and Self Management Training
  • Glaucoma Tests
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Other Health Information

The Medicare and You Handbook for 2018 in English (pdf)

The Medicare and Your Handbook for 2018 in Spanish (pdf)
For Medicare information in other languages


Fact Sheet last updated on: 8/22/2018