Caring for yourself and your community
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily decisions including whether we feel safe going to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. However, it is important to prioritize your overall health. Don’t wait to have your annual physical or seek medical care if you have new or worsening symptoms.
Contact your primary care physician to keep appointments on track, prescriptions current, and discuss symptoms. Office staff can share how they are continuing to provide care and outline the safety protocols they have in place. Telehealth services are also a good option to explore.
Health includes caring for your mind and your spirit. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause a wide range of emotional responses including enhancing old sources of stress and bringing new ones into our lives. As we focus on taking steps to stay physically healthy, it can be easy to overlook our mental health, but prevention includes caring for ourselves mind and spirit, too.
Take time to personally assess your emotional well-being, engage in self-care, and reach out for professional support prior to reaching the point of crisis. Your primary care physician is a great resource.