Health & Wellness

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.


Annual Wellness Visit

Having an annual check-up is important—at any age. It gets even more important as we enter our golden years. The Golden (HMO) 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 VisitHow OftenQuestions for Doctors
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  
Physical Activity    
Depression Screening    
Medication Review    
Risk of Falling    
Bladder Control    
Rheumatoid Arthritis Management    

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Screenings and Prevention

Regular screenings and preventive services can help detect potential health issues —before they get worse. Your Golden (HMO) Plan includes many important preventive tests and screenings that can benefit your health. You can see what’s provided here.

General ScreeningsHow OftenQuestions for Doctors
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 OnlyHow OftenQuestions for Doctors
Breast Cancer (mammogram) Every one to two years  
Tests for People With DiabetesHow OftenQuestions for Doctors
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  

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