ANAHUAC, TEXAS (July 2023): Depending on your stage in life, the summer months can include hanging out with friends and family, traveling to various destinations, attending summer camps, swimming, and numerous other relaxing activities.
What you may not be thinking about during the summer break are ways to address your health and well-being for months and years to come. Remembering to schedule wellness exams (physicals) or preventive visits is key to enjoying life.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children undergo well-child visits every year through the age of eighteen (18). Well-child visits include an examination to recognize any subtle changes before they are noticed, and in advance of them leading to more serious conditions. If your child plays sports, this is also the time to schedule the annual sports physical required by most schools in order to participate in UIL activities.
Adults also have much to gain from preventive visits. Preventive visits are focused on identifying problems early when they can be best treated including receiving recommended screenings and vaccinations according to various recommendation guidelines. Staying proactive can help improve your overall health and well-being so that you can focus on enjoyable activities in the future.
We can all make the most of summer by participating in leisurely activities and preparing for future health and well-being to continue enjoying them for years to come.
Most major medical insurances cover preventive visits at little to no out of pocket cost. Chambers Community Health Centers also has access to various programs and resources to assist those who are uninsured or underinsured. Anyone wishing to learn more about various resources available is encouraged to call the clinic closest to you.
With five locations across Chambers and southern Liberty County, Chambers Health is well-positioned to serve as your health provider, offering various services to persons of all ages. If you are looking for primary care, disease management, immunizations, women’s health, sports and work physicals, minor in-office procedures, counseling, dental, physical therapy, emergency services, skilled nursing care, fitness, and much more; Chambers Health is your complete healthcare team.