Annual Wellness Check
Have you had your annual wellness check? In many cases, these visits with your primary care provider can be done from the comforts of home via telehealth! Call your primary care provider’s office to schedule a telehealth, phone or in-person visit. If you’re age 65 or older and covered under Medicare or Medicare Advantage, complete your Annual Wellness Consultation via phone or video chat with a licensed provider with no out-of-pocket cost. Learn more.
Are you due for a mammogram, colonoscopy or other preventive screening? Contact your primary care physician to get the list of what you’re due to have checked. We’ve created this cheat sheet to help get the conversation started.
Note: If you’re due for a colonoscopy, you’ll now be screened for COVID-19 before the procedure–please, don’t let this minor inconvenience get in the way of scheduling your appointment! Remember—recommended preventive screenings detect diseases early when they’re easier to treat.
Follow-up Appointments with Specialty Care Providers
Overdue for a consult on a chronic condition? Or experiencing new symptoms that you’d like to chat about with an expert? Whether via telehealth, phone call, or in-person visit, our providers are here to discuss your healthcare needs. A list of concerns that can be discussed during a telehealth or phone visit can be found on our telehealth webpage. Is your condition not listed? Please call the clinic best suited to addressing your needs directly to ask if a telehealth, phone, or in-person visit is recommended.
Set a reminder on your calendar that flu shots will be available in clinics and pharmacies in late summer/early fall. Valley will let all patients know when the vaccine is available via our community e-newsletter, MyChart messages and our social media channels. While flu shots won’t protect against COVID-19, flu vaccinations are even more essential this year because:
- Flu symptoms can easily be confused with those of COVID-19
- Two simultaneous, viral, respiratory illnesses spreading throughout the community could overwhelm the healthcare system