Mind your health

Mind your health

Are you having a hard time coping with life? Do you feel sad or have little interest in things you used to enjoy? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you're not alone. Millions of people struggle with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse.

It's normal to feel sad or stressed from time to time, but when these feelings linger and start to interfere with your life, talk with your doctor.

Medicare helps cover visits with a doctor or other health care provider to diagnose mental health conditions.

Medicare also helps cover inpatient and outpatient treatment. Certain rules apply.

If you have questions, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-63342273)CARDIOVASCULAR SCREENING

Medicare now offers a free cardiovascular screening blood test. Cardiovascular screenings are important because high LDL-C, low HDL-C and high triglycerides are hard to detect without the test. This screening will tell if you have unhealthy cholesterol or triglyceride levels and can help your doctor diagnose your cardiovascular problems in the early stages. This Medicare Preventive Services test is free - no deductible or co-pay. Medicare will cover cardiovascular screening blood tests once every five years.

(Information provided by NYSOFA - HIICAP)

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