Health and Wellness Resources and Services
When you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, you may have access to health and wellness resources and services to help you get and stay healthy.
Note: Program and service availability vary by plan and service area.
The following preventive services are covered under your UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan for a $0 co-pay when you visit your primary care provider:
- Alcohol misuse screening and counseling
- Bone mass measurement
- Breast cancer screening (mammograms)
- Cardiovascular screening
- Cervical and vaginal cancer screening (Pap test and pelvic exam)
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Depression screening
- Diabetes screening
- Flu shots
- Glaucoma tests (for those at high risk)
- Hepatitis B immunization
- Hepatitis C screening
- HIV screening
- Intensive behavioral therapy to reduce cardiovascular disease risk
- Medical nutrition therapy services
- Obesity screening and counseling
- Pneumococcal shot
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
- Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening and counseling
- Smoking cessation (counseling to stop smoking)
For information about these preventive services, please call the Customer Service number on the back of your member ID card. Any additional preventive services approved by Medicare during the contract year will be covered.
Disease management programs
The Disease Management Programs are designed to help members who have chronic conditions, such as diabetes or certain types of heart disease. In collaboration with physicians, members get the resources and support they need to manage their condition with confidence.
Health management programs
Medicare Advantage plan members can receive health and wellness guidelines on how to stay healthy and avoid disease. These mail-based programs focus on self-care and lifestyle changes.
Dental, vision and hearing services
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans offer Medicare-covered dental, vision and hearing benefits. Depending on the plan, members may receive additional benefits not covered by Original Medicare, such as preventive/diagnostic dental, routine vision exams, eyewear, routine hearing exams and hearing aids.
Note: Some UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans incorporate dental services as an included benefit. Other plans offer dental services as an optional supplemental rider you can purchase separately.
SilverSneakers is a fitness program offered to Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in many UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans and is designed specifically for people at any level of fitness. The program includes a basic fitness center membership and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.1
Note: Some UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans incorporate the fitness program as a plan benefit. Other plans offer the fitness benefit as an optional supplemental rider you can purchase separately.
Alternative care services
Many Americans seek out alternative therapies in preventing and treating disease, healing illness and promoting health. Some UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans include covered acupuncture and chiropractic care (availability varies by plan and service area).
Plan members can call this toll-free service 24 hours per day to talk with a registered nurse who can help answer their medical questions, help them take care of a minor problem at home or guide them to outside help if necessary. In addition to registered nurses, NurseLine also has a health information library with recorded messages on more than 1,700 health topics. (NurseLine availability varies by plan.)2
Seasonal flu shot information
Annual seasonal flu shots are a covered benefit for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan members. Learn more about how to get your flu shot, as well as flu prevention, symptoms, and treatment.
1Consult a health care professional before beginning any exercise program. Availability of the SilverSneakers program varies by plan/market. Refer to your Evidence of Coverage for more details. SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc. ©2014 Healthways, Inc.
2This service should not be used for emergency or urgent care needs. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. The information provided through this service is for informational purposes only. The nurses cannot diagnose problems or recommend treatment and are not a substitute for your doctor's care. Your health information is kept confidential in accordance with the law. The service is not an insurance program and may be discontinued at any time.