I heard about an article from a friend that had a statement highlighted within that said something like, “make time for your wellness, or you will be making time for your visit to a healthcare facility.” Wow, that was a powerful statement. I know that those preventative appointments often get rescheduled or simply missed in my life. I have now made it a goal NOT to do that this year. We have so many more convenient options to make that appointment and schedule that visit in the convenience of our own homes. If you haven’t tried a telehealth visit, this type of visit may fit into your busy schedule. I had my first telehealth visit, and from start to finish, it was 15 minutes. There is no rushing out of the office and driving 10 minutes to wait in a waiting room and then see the provider. It was simply a click of a link and a chat with a provider. I also appreciated that when it came time for that mammogram, I could schedule and get right in without having to make a doctor’s appointment first. At JMHS, we are removing barriers that may limit your ability to be well. Schedule that preventative visit today, or you may be scheduling that necessary visit tomorrow. Click here to see a list of recommended preventative services.
Kris Jacobson, LNHA, LALD, MBA
JMHS Interim CEO