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Preventive Services: A Healthier US Starts Here

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This section provides visitors with information about preventive services that are available to people with Medicare. Prevention is the first step in staying healthy.

Medicare pays for many preventive services, including :

Things to Know as You Read the Information in this Section


You will see one of the following symbols next to each preventive service. It tells you for whom Medicare covers the test.

Men Only
Men only

Women Only
Women only

Women and Men
Women and Men

Risk Factors

You will also see lists of factors that increase your risk of developing a certain disease. If you're not sure if you're at high risk, talk to your doctor.

Medicare-approved Amount

The Medicare-approved amount is the amount Medicare pays for an item or service.

Additional Medicare coverage information can be found by visiting the Your Medicare Coverage section of this website or by reading one of the following CMS publications:

Page Last Updated: August 29, 2008


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