July 12, 2021 | Tags: Wellness Preventive care COVID-19

It’s understandable that you may have put off visiting your primary care provider (PCP) or scheduling preventive screenings during the past year. In fact, an estimated 41% of adults in the United States have delayed or avoided medical care because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that many COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted and most doctor’s offices and medical facilities are returning to normal operations, it’s time to schedule these important appointments.

Check in with your PCP

A visit with your PCP is a good opportunity to discuss your health history and any changes to your physical or emotional health, as well as reviewing your current medications. If you have a chronic condition, like high blood pressure, COPD, asthma, or diabetes, talk to your PCP about your current plan of care and ask if any changes are needed. Your PCP can also recommend any tests and preventive screenings you may need.

Get your screenings scheduled

If your PCP recommends any preventive care screenings, it’s very important to get those done. Cervical cancer screenings, mammograms and colonoscopies can help detect cancers early when they are easier to treat. Other tests like cholesterol screenings can also help make you aware of any risks you have of developing a disease.

We want you to get the care you need

Healthcare systems are taking many precautions to keep you safe and healthy when you visit. Many providers also offer telehealth (telemedicine) appointments. Contact your provider to discuss your options. If you need help finding a provider or scheduling an appointment, call Medical Mutual Customer Care at the number listed on your member ID card. You can also log in to My Health Plan and use our Find a Provider tool to locate an in-network PCP or facility near you.