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Annual Wellness Visit

For patients 65+, to help you be well and stay well!

Health review • Education • Wellness screening

Lancaster General Health Physicians wants to help you maintain your health and vitality. That’s why we encourage you to schedule an Annual Wellness Visit.


What is an Annual Wellness Visit?

Patients 65 years of age or older are entitled to a free Annual Wellness Visit. This face-to-face visit with a member of your Be Well Team is a chance for you to talk about your health, set goals, and learn about what you can do to improve and maintain your health.


Why do I need an Annual Wellness Visit?

The AWV is used to help identify any potential problems, like memory loss, depression, hearing impairment or risk of falls. We can then establish a list of any necessary screenings as well as preventative plans to help you stay healthy. By reviewing your personal and family health history, and your current lifestyle, your Be Well Team can give you the information and tools you need to make healthy choices and to reduce your risk of illness.

What will happen during my Annual Wellness Visit?

During the visit, a Be Well Team provider, such as a nurse, nurse practitioner, or certified physician assistant, will work with you to:
  • Measure your height, weight and blood pressure
  • Review:
– Your health history and your family health history
– How you feel physically and mentally
– Your ability to perform basic daily life activities and personal safety
– Any medicines and supplements you take
– All of the healthcare providers you see
  • Talk about risk factors that could impact your health and suggest steps you can take to lower your risk, such as:
  – Weight loss
  – Quit smoking programs
  – Falls prevention
  – Nutrition
  • Explain the health screenings recommended for you
  • Create a wellness plan with goals, including referrals to health education or preventive counseling programs if needed.

What should I bring to my Annual Wellness Visit?

You might be asked to complete or update a Health Risk Assessment form before your visit or when you arrive at the office.
You should also bring:
  • A list of all healthcare providers and specialists you visited in the last year
  • All medicines, including medicines you buy at the drug store without a doctor’s order. If you don’t want to bring the medicines to your visit, write down the names of all of the medicines you take and how much you take (the dosage)
  • Your advance directive (living will), if you have one, and your Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) if completed
  • Any questions you have about wellness goals and preventing illness
  • You might want to bring a friend to help ask questions and to be sure that you understand and remember everything learn. If you already have a free MyLGHealth.org account, we can help you access your list of LG Health providers and specialists, as well as the prescribed medicines you take.

If you already have a free MyLGHealth.org account, we can help you access your list of LG Health providers and specialists, as well as the prescribed medicines you take.


Is an Annual Wellness Visit the same as a physical?

No. The Annual Wellness Visit is not a typical office visit. It is intended to be a proactive approach to maintaining your health and reducing the future risk of illness. If you have a current health concern, please schedule an office visit or a traditional physical exam with your primary care provider.


When to schedule your Annual Wellness Visit?

You must be 65 or older to schedule an Annual Wellness Visit, and the visit should be scheduled once a year, or approximately 12 months following your most recent AWV.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact your practice directly.



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Internal Medicine

Suburban Pavilion

2110 Harrisburg Pike, Ste 100

Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone: (717) 544-3191

Fax: (717) 544-3637

Monday: 8 am- 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am- 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am- 5 pm
Thursday: 8 am- 5 pm
Friday: 8 am- 5 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

After hours please call 717-544-3191.


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