For the past 6 months, COVID-19 has put all of our lives on hold. This means that many of us have fallen behind on taking care of our health and on our routine screenings, while we focused on quarantining and protecting ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19. YOU are important and so is your health. Now is the time to refocus on yourself and your wellbeing.
Borough President Oddo reminds you to take a look at your own health, and any appointments you may have had scheduled that got missed over the last several months. Do you need to check in with your primary care physician? Do you need to get to the dentist? Is there a screening that should be done? Is your mental health where you want it to be?
Schedule those appointments. YOUR health matters.
Prioritize your health and if you have not done so already, make an appointment with your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, call 311 or -- (can add H+H 24/7 line)
Prepare your checklist of items to discuss with your primary care physician:
Talk to your healthcare provider about:
Take care of your body and mind
There are things you can do right now to get control of your physical and mental wellbeing:
To get the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit:
Check Up: Get Screened
Depending on your age, gender, and risk factors, it may be time for screening for diseases, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases.
According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, screenings should be done at the following ages, but talk to your doctor if you have concerns. Click here to view the chart.
For Men: www.prevention.va.gov/docs/NCP-CPS-Recommend-Chart-Men-Tbld-v6.pdf
For Women: www.womenspreventivehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-WPSI-Well-Woman-Chart.pdf