Programs & Events

Annual Wellness Exam

Did you know that only 1 in 5 Americans gets an annual physical/wellness exam?

That’s unfortunate, because annual wellness check-ups can help you stay healthy, catch problems early on and even save your life.

Under the Albemarle County health plan, wellness exams with in-network providers  (along with screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies) are covered with no-copay required – regardless of which of our medical plans you have. As public servants, we are often called upon to care for others. Scheduling an annual wellness exam is an important way to care for yourself. 

Remember: Your only out of pocket cost is your time*, because at Albemarle County, we want you to BeWell

Use this list of questions to help plan  the next visit with your doctor:
​Have I had any changes in my health?
​Am I having trouble sleeping?
​Am I having pain in any part of my body?
​What should I do to prevent or delay health problems?
​Are there changes I should make to improve my health?
​Are there tests or screenings I should have, based on my age or other risk factors?
Am I due for any vaccines?​
Do I need to come back for another visit?​
Is this visit preventive or diagnostic?​
​Click here for a printable version of the list with  space for your notes.


Check out theses guides provided by Anthem with suggestions from the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and more.

Annual Screenings Guide

Immunizations Info

When was your last checkup?

Anthem Preventive Care Benefits



*What’s the difference between preventive care and diagnostic care?

Some tests can help you stay healthy, catch problems early on and even save your life. These are called preventive care because they can help prevent some health problems. They’re different from diagnostic tests, which help diagnose a health problem. Diagnostic tests are for when someone has symptoms of a health problem, and the doctor wants to find out why. 

It’s important to know the difference. For example, your doctor might want you to get a colonoscopy (a test that checks your colon). If it’s because of your age or because your family has a history of colon problems, that’s called preventive care. But if it’s because you’re having pain or other symptoms of a problem, that’s diagnostic care.