Medicare’s Preventive Benefits

Medicare’s Preventive Benefits

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

Medicare & You: Medicare’s Preventive Benefits Video 

This is the official government video 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 Preventative 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 2021 in English (pdf)
The Medicare and Your Handbook for 2021 in Spanish (pdf)
Medicare information in other languages

Fact Sheet last updated on: 3/1/2023


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