What if your first visit with a new doctor included all the usual things: blood pressure, weight, symptoms, medical history. But then they talked longer with you, asking questions like: Do you have access to healthy food? Do you have rides to the clinic? Are you feeling safe and happy?
That’s what it’s like at an extended Healthy Start appointment.
Healthy Start is a unique benefit from Carelon Health. Healthy Start is the first step in Carelon Health’s Advanced Primary Care, where patients see a team of care providers dedicated to all aspects of their health.
Your care team includes a primary care provider (PCP), plus additional providers as needed, such as a specialist, nutritionist, social worker, pharmacist, podiatrist, or behavioral health therapist — often at the same clinic.
Carelon Health’s Advanced Primary Care is available to Medicare patients through select Medicare Advantage plans.