The Importance of Scheduling your Wellness Visit

by | Dec 8, 2021 | Primary Care, Uncategorized

Your Questions About Annual Wellness Visits Answered

by | Dec 8, 2021 | Primary Care, Uncategorized

Vitamins, super greens, yoga and spin classes all play their part in tuning up the mind/body connection. But, as we have witnessed, unexpected circumstances can easily disrupt the everyday norm, and in these instances, having a medical provider who is familiar with your unique health condition and lifestyle, provides peace of mind and support.

The truth is, even the healthiest humans need wellness visits. Checking in on your health and having a personalized plan for sustaining your health, even when you feel and look good, is a proactive way to stay healthy longer so you can continue living the engaged lifestyle that you love. 


How Do the Medical Experts at The Health Center at Hudson Yards Define Wellness?

Health in the context of wellness isn’t just physical. At the Health Center at Hudson Yards, we approach wellness by focusing on increasing your health longevity, so you can function better over time. Redefined in 1948, the World Health Organization describes wellness as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Our medical experts commit to wellness in their own lifestyle’s which makes them better suited to create personal wellness plans for their patients. 


What Can You Expect from an Annual Wellness Visit?

Your first annual wellness visit will start with gathering information about you to construct a personalized prevention plan for the next 5-10 years. The goal of this plan is to maximize your health over time and help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. The follow up annual wellness visits will use your personalized plan as a foundation, but will evolve based on any changes to your health and needs as time progresses. 

Our medical experts want to have a personal conversation with you on how to improve your wellness through lifestyle and healthy decision making. Like most healthy relationships, honest communication is key. Full information helps you and your doctor achieve the best outcome for your unique health. 

During a wellness visit, we will gather information such as:

  • Lifestyle habits like stress levels, physical activities, diet, and drug use. 
  • Your height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements.
  • Medical and family history.
  • Your health status, injury risks, behavioral risks, and urgent health needs.
  • Your current medications. 
  • Your health goals.

Depending on your age, gender and risk factors, we may screen for things such as:

  • Cognitive or hearing impairment, including diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
  • Depression or other mental health concerns.

Other things we may look into scheduling during your wellness exam:

  • Blood work, mammograms, prostate exams, heart-related screenings, immunizations, cholesterol, and lung exams.


Is an Annual Wellness Visit Covered by My Insurance?

Yes. This service is covered by most insurance plans so you are wise to take advantage of your annual wellness visit. 


How Do I Prepare for a Wellness Visit?

The best way to prepare is to write down any concerns you may have about your health so you can pepper us with questions when you get here. If not already recorded in your health record, a list of any medications you’re currently taking would also be helpful to your doctor. Besides that, we just ask that you show up and be ready to have an honest conversation.


So I’m On Board – What Now?

The Health Center at Hudson Yards is equipped with physicians that are thorough and offer a very personalized service to their patients. You can schedule your wellness visit by calling 646.819.5100 and our team of Personal Health Navigators will schedule your appointment.