Depression screenings


Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers one depression screening per year.

Who’s eligible?

All people with Medicare are covered.

The screening must be done in a primary care setting (like a doctor’s office) that can provide follow-up treatment and/or referrals.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for this screening if the doctor accepts assignment. If you get the depression screening and another service, you may need to pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the other service.