Wellness Resources and Services
When you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may have access to some of the following resources and services to help you get and stay healthy.
Note: Program and service availability vary by plan and service area.
The following preventive services are covered by your Medicare Advantage plan for a $0 co-pay when you visit your primary care provider:
- Alcohol misuse screening and counseling
- Bone mass measurement (for those at high risk)
- Breast cancer screening (mammograms)
- Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy)
- Cardiovascular screening
- Cervical and vaginal cancer screening (Pap test and pelvic exam)
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Depression screening
- Diabetes screening
- Flu shots
- Glaucoma tests (for those at high risk)
- Hepatitis B immunization
- Hepatitis C screening
- HIV screening
- Lung cancer screening
- Medical nutrition therapy services
- Obesity screening and counseling
- Pneumococcal shot
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and counseling
- Smoking cessation (counseling to stop smoking)
For information about these preventive services, please call the Customer Service number on the back of your member ID card. Any additional preventive services approved by Medicare during the contract year will be covered.
Disease management programs
The Disease Management Programs are designed to help members who have chronic conditions, such as diabetes or certain types of heart disease. In collaboration with physicians, members get the resources and support they need to manage their condition with confidence.
Health management programs
AARP MedicareComplete plan members can receive health and wellness guidelines on how to stay healthy and avoid disease. These mail-based programs focus on self-care and lifestyle changes.
Dental, vision and hearing services
AARP MedicareComplete plans offer Medicare-covered dental, vision and hearing benefits. Depending on the plan, members may receive additional benefits not covered by Original Medicare, such as preventive/diagnostic dental, routine vision exams, eyewear, routine hearing exams and hearing aids.
Note: Some AARP MedicareComplete plans incorporate dental services as an included benefit. Other plans offer dental services as an optional supplemental rider you can purchase separately.
A fitness program is offered to members of some AARP MedicareComplete plans and is designed especially for people at any level of fitness. The program includes a basic fitness center membership and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.1
Note: Some AARP MedicareComplete plans incorporate the fitness program as a plan benefit. Other plans offer the fitness benefit as an optional supplemental rider you can purchase separately.
Alternative care services
Many Americans seek out alternative therapies in preventing and treating disease, healing illness and promoting health. Some AARP® MedicareComplete plans include covered acupuncture and chiropractic care (availability varies by plan and service area).
Plan members can call this toll-free service 24 hours per day to talk with a registered nurse who can help answer their medical questions, help them take care of a minor problem at home or guide them to outside help if necessary. In addition to registered nurses, NurseLine also has a health information library with recorded messages on more than 1,700 health topics. NurseLine is available for most Medicare Advantage plans.2
1Participation in this program is voluntary. Consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program or making changes to your lifestyle or health care routine. Equipment and classes may vary by location. AARP and UnitedHealthcare do not endorse and are not responsible for the services or information provided by this program. Availability of the fitness program varies by plan/market. Refer to your Evidence of Coverage for more details.
2This service should not be used for emergency or urgent care needs. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. The information provided through this service is for informational purposes only. The nurses cannot diagnose problems or recommend treatment and are not a substitute for your doctor's care. Your health information is kept confidential in accordance with the law. The service is not an insurance program and may be discontinued at any time.