Annual Wellness Appointment


Annual wellness visits are a great opportunity to review medical history, stay current with vaccinations and screenings, and ask questions or share concerns with your primary care physician. Be prepared for your next appointment with these simple tips.

Be consistent

  • It’s important to schedule a wellness visit every year, even if you are feeling well. Many members use their birthday as a reminder to schedule their annual appointment.

Be prepared

  • Be sure to take a list of current over-the-counter and prescription medications with you so your physician can update your medical records.
  • Arrive at your appointment early, in case you need to update your records.
  • If you have specific questions to ask your doctor, write them down and bring them with you so you don’t forget.
  • It’s OK to bring a spouse, family member or friend to the appointment, if it will make you more comfortable, or help you remember the visit later.

Be organized

  • Arrive at your appointment early, in case you need to update your records.
  • If you have specific questions to ask your doctor, write them down and bring them with you so you don’t forget.

Be open

  • Your physician’s office is a place where you should feel comfortable. Know that your health, safety and privacy are top priorities for your physician, so don’t be shy about talking about your health concerns or asking questions.