Golden State Medicare coverage is dedicated to helping members stay healthy, now and into the future. It’s affordable coverage, with all the benefits of Medicare plus more extensive services and programs designed especially for California seniors.
Having an annual check-up is important—at any age. It gets even more important as we enter our golden years. The Golden State Medicare Health Plan offers a comprehensive annual Wellness Visit with your doctor at no additional cost, to help you plan for better health and avoid unnecessary illness.
|Annual Wellness Visit||How Often|
|Blood Pressure||Every visit, at least annually|
|Body Mass Index (BMI)||As part of your annual wellness visit|
|Overall Physical Health||As part of your annual wellness visit|
|Discuss with your doctor:||As part of your annual wellness visit|
|Risk of Falling|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis Management|
Regular screenings and preventive services can help detect potential health issues —before they get worse. Your Golden State Medicare Health Plan includes many important preventive tests and screenings that can benefit your health. You can see what’s provided here.
|General Screenings||How Often|
|Cholesterol Levels||Check with your doctor|
|Fecal Occult Blood Test OR||Once a year|
|Colonoscopy OR||Every 10 years|
|Sigmoidoscopy||Every five years|
|Flu Vaccine||Once a year|
|Pneumonia Vaccine||One-time shot over age 65|
|For Women Only||How Often|
|Breast Cancer (mammogram)||Every one to two years|
|Tests for People With Diabetes||How Often|
|Hemoglobin A1C||Two to four times per year or as recommended by your doctor|
|LDL Cholesterol||Once a year|
|Urine Test for Protein||Once a year|
|Eye Exam (dilated retinal)||Once a year|