People often have questions about what is and what is not covered during a preventive visit—sometimes referred to as a wellness visit for preventive healthcare services.
Winona Health follows standard healthcare billing practices and insurance rules for the type of care you receive.
Preventive/wellness visit includes:
Annual preventive/wellness visits are covered by many health insurance plans POTENTIALLY with no out-of-pocket costs to you.
Standard office visit for a problem includes:
Health insurance treats each of these visits as a single office visit with varying coverage. Your insurance provider may pass some or all of the cost on to you.
Save time and money by combining visits.
When time allows, you may decide to combine your preventive/wellness visit with a problem visit. If you’re here for a preventive/wellness visit and you’d like to discuss concerns not covered under preventive services, you have the option to do so. Please be aware that separate charges WILL apply.
Likewise, if you are here to discuss a problem, your provider could offer preventive/wellness visit services to help you avoid having to schedule an additional appointment to receive those services.
Federal law requires us to bill services for preventive care and problem visits separately.
What’s covered by your insurance policy?
Call your insurance representative before your appointment and ask specific questions:
We will submit your bill to your insurance. It is likely that you will have some out-of-pocket expense. If you have questions regarding billing for preventive/wellness visit services, please call Megan Dillman, MD at 952.388.1212.