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Does Medicare Cover Driving Evaluations?

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By Daniel Petkevich
Dec 1, 2022

Not so fast

As you age, it's still important to have the freedom and independence to drive a car. But it is more important to keep the roads safe, so driving evaluations are a necessity for elderly citizens. Unfortunately, they are not considered a medical necessity, so driving evaluations are not covered by Medicare. Let's talk about how you could still get help with paying for a driving evaluation.

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What is a driving evaluation and why do you need one?

A driving evaluation is an assessment of your ability to safely drive a car. It involves examining your physical, cognitive, and visual abilities that are needed to drive. It could also include a road test or simulation.
Older citizens may need a driving evaluation if they have medical conditions such as dementia, impaired vision or hearing, balance issues, or uncontrolled seizures. A doctor may order a driving evaluation if they observe any of these issues in the patient and feel as though it could affect their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

How can you pay for a driving evaluation if Medicare doesn't cover it?

If you need to have a driving evaluation done, there are several options for you. If you are enrolled in an insurance plan that covers the cost of driving evaluations, then they may be able to help with the costs. You could also try contacting your local motor vehicle department and see if they offer any special discounts or programs for elderly citizens.

What are the benefits of getting a driving evaluation?

There are many benefits to getting a driving evaluation. It can help you remain safe on the road and stay independent for longer periods of time. It can also give your family peace of mind since they will know that you are receiving the appropriate care and support when it comes to driving. Lastly, by getting a professional opinion about your driving abilities, you can make sure that you’re not putting yourself or other drivers in danger.

How to prepare for a driving evaluation

In order to have a successful driving evaluation, it is important for you to be prepared. Make sure that you bring all necessary documents and forms to the appointment, such as your driver’s license or ID card. You should also dress comfortably in loose-fitting clothing so that you can move freely during the evaluation. Be sure to practice driving for a few days before the evaluation, and practice parking in different spots to help prepare you. Lastly, be sure to review any rules of the road that you may have forgotten.

What to expect during and after your driving evaluation

During your driving evaluation, you may be asked to complete some physical tests and answer questions about your cognitive abilities. You will then be asked to drive a vehicle under the supervision of an evaluator. After the evaluation, you will receive feedback about your ability to safely drive a car. In some cases, you may need additional training or coaching in order to remain safe on the road.


No matter the cost, getting a driving evaluation is an important part of ensuring that you can remain independent and safe on the roads. If Medicare doesn't cover it, other options may be available to help pay for it. For help choosing your Medicare plan, give us a call. We are here to help.

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