Welcome to the Staying Healthy section of our website. The purpose of this section is to provide visitors with information about preventive services that are available to people with Medicare. Prevention is the first step in staying healthy.
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Medicare pays for many preventive services. These benefits are described in the
Medicare Preventive Services To Help Keep You Healthy publication.
The preventive services listed in this publication are:
- Mammography for breast cancer screening
- Pap smears for cervical cancer screening
- Tests for colorectal cancer screening
- Bone mass measurements for osteoporosis
- Diabetes self-management and blood glucose monitoring
- Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations
Medicare benefits can be a key to long lasting good health.
Your doctor can help you determine your health risks and need
for these preventive screenings.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services works together with other
federal agencies and organizations to develop publications aimed
at helping you lower your risk of disease and illness. In addition,
we have identified a number of websites that contain valuable
information to help you stay healthy.
below are resources that contain a broad range of information
as well as publications and websites that contain information
to help you with specific health issues.