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New CDC statistics show preventive screenings are more important than ever

Posted March 26, 2021 by CHC Wellbeing. Filed under WELLNESS SCREENINGS, CDC

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “An estimated 40.9% of U.S. adults have avoided medical care during the pandemic because of concerns about COVID-19.” This includes a shocking 31.5% who avoided routine care. While caution was and still is warranted, far too many individuals have gone without their annual check-ups. Regular screenings are key to early detection and are more important than ever.

Unfortunately, we know that those with underlying conditions are more susceptible to the effects of COVID-19. Understanding what conditions you have is a crucial way to protect you and your loved ones during this time. In fact, the CDC states, “Given this widespread reporting of medical care avoidance because of COVID-19 concerns, especially among persons at increased risk for severe COVID-19, urgent efforts are warranted to ensure delivery of services that, if deferred, could result in patient harm.” Simply put, your health can’t wait.

What can you do?

A simple blood draw provides an immense amount of insight as to how the body is functioning and if anything needs attention. This inside look can be pivotal in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions and in some cases, may even mean lowering mortality rates. Learning about your health and any risks you may have is one of the best ways to protect not only yourself, but those around you.

What about safety?

Concern surrounding events is understandable, however, safety is always a priority and these times are no different. The CDC has issued guidance on how to properly help and protect individuals seeking health services. These guidelines are in place to ensure the security of both clients and staff alike. From sanitizing event areas to social distancing and proper personal protective equipment (PPE), the health and safety of all involved is of the up most importance. Delaying care can be truly detrimental.

We can help!

CHC offers a wide variety of flexible screening options to meet the needs of your population and help you safeguard your workforce. Convenient onsite screenings (that follow all CDC safety protocols), remote screenings through LabCorp and even at-home testing are available to help get health back on track. Now is the time to act. Contact a CHC representative for more information.

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