Why WAVE? Promoting Healthy Living
Every senior citizen enrolled in Medicare is entitled to an important health
benefit: a no-cost Annual Wellness Visit, paid by Medicare and established
by the Affordable Care Act (national health care reform). But few seniors
take advantage of this no-cost visit, even though it may help them stay
healthier longer. WAVE (the Wellness Van for Elders) and Clara Maass Medical
Center make it easy to receive this valuable service, by bringing doctors
and nurse practitioners to groups of seniors throughout the area. Seniors
leave their WAVE visit with wellness information and test results to take
back and discuss with their doctor.
The Annual Wellness Visit is available to seniors who have either traditional
Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans. An Annual Wellness Visit provided
through WAVE does not replace ongoing care with your physician. It is
an added benefit with a focus on maintaining your health.
No referrals are needed and no co-pays or deductibles are required.
Se habla Español: WAVE has staff who speak both Spanish and English, to help all area seniors
receive an informative Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.