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Is a comprehensive wellness visit the same as an annual physical exam?

Your annual physical exam is going to be more thorough and take longer than a comprehensive wellness visit. Wellness visits typically only include a visual examination and the updating of your medical history.

Comprehensive wellness visits are covered by most insurance plans, while annual physical exams are not always covered. Contact your insurance company before you go to your appointment to confirm your benefits.

What happens during an annual physical exam?

What is the purpose of an annual wellness exam?

What blood tests are done for an annual physical?

Do you need to get a comprehensive physical exam every year?

At what age should you start getting your annual physical?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

Sidecar Health offers and administers a variety of plans including ACA compliant and excepted benefit plans. Coverage and plan options may vary or may not be available in all states.

Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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