Healthcare is self-care: Check in with your health

February 16, 2022

Have you skipped your yearly physical with your primary care physician or routine health screenings in the last two years? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are not alone, as many adults in the U.S. have gone without primary care for the last two years due to the pandemic.

If your family physician’s office is closed or fully booked when you need help the most, it doesn’t mean that you should put your health, or concerns, on hold. Now is the time to check in with your health and we're here to help. Our experienced health care experts suggest:

  • Take stock of your routines and habits: The pandemic has changed how we work, learn, socialize and live. Your habits and routines have likely changed too. Are you moving less frequently than you did before? Notice that you’re snacking throughout the day? Binging TV instead of getting shut-eye? Check-in with yourself to prioritize regular exercise, a healthy diet and getting enough sleep.
  • Track your vital signs to help spot when something may be wrong: When was the last time you had your blood pressure taken? High blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart failure or kidney disease. Other key health measures to monitor include heart rate, respiration rate, and blood oxygen level.
  • Pro tip: Schedule a visit to the nearest PhysicianOne Urgent Care location for a quick check in if it's been a while since your last physical, or, if you can't get in to see your primary care provider for a physical
  • Don’t let that nagging injury linger: Whether it’s an at-home work-out mishap or you tweaked your back shoveling snow, check in with a medical professional about muscle strains or other injuries to ensure there isn’t something more serious happening. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you! Schedule a virtual visit with a provider to discuss concerns.
  • Prioritize mental health for the whole family: After the last two years, many need support for mental health needs. Did you know that we partner with CHE Behavioral services to offer mental health support for patients in Connecticut and New York? Learn more here.
  • Any health care doubts? Get checked out! Your health is not something to mess with. Concerned that cough may be bronchitis? Unsure if your child has an ear infection? If you have any questions about your health, we recommend talking to a medical provider. We are happy to talk about your concerns via text (see the chat icon in the bottom right of your screen), virtually (book a visit here), or in-center (find your nearest P1UC location).

Though urgent care is traditionally used for injuries or to help with illnesses, PhysicianOne Urgent Care is here to help fill the gaps between traditional hospital emergency rooms and doctor’s offices by offering walk-in care, longer hours and virtual care options for both physical and mental health services. Our teams of medical experts in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York can tend to a host of services such as:

  • Physicals
  • General illness treatment
  • X-ray services
  • Lab services
  • STD testing
  • Vaccines
  • and more!

At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we specialize in helping you get the care you need when you need it most through an experience that is quicker and more cost-effective than the traditional emergency room. You aren’t just any patient - you’re our patient.

Our highly trained and experienced providers are available to treat your whole family—from infants to seniors—for all common illnesses and injuries. We open early and stay open late, 365 days of the year.

Healthcare is self-care, and our team is here to help you along that journey. Book a virtual visit or check-in online for an in-center visit today!

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