Presbyterian | Your Story | Centennial Care | Spring 2021
4 Although social distance is the new normal, you and those you love shouldn’t stay away from getting preventive care. Yearly well-child visits are still the best way to keep your child healthy. These checkups help your provider track your child’s weight, nutrition, and physical activity. They are also a good time for you to ask questions about their health. Don’t wait to get the care your child needs. Before your visit, think about questions that matter to you. Get info to help your provider know your child better. Here are some tips to help you be ready: 1. Take notes about your child’s health, growth, and any changes in their life. 2. Write down a list of things you want to know. 3. Get info from your child’s school or child care center that could be important. To schedule your yearly visit, call us at the number on the back of your Presbyterian member ID card. Get your child’s shots Shots are important for your child’s health, especially this year. They are the best way to protect them and others from serious diseases. Your child may get their shots at their next well-child or well-baby visit. If you want to know which ones they need for their age, Path for Wellness Diabetes Prevention Program To learn more and sign up, call 1-855-249-8587 or visit phs.org/preventionprogram . Well-child visits: Don’t social distance from care! visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines or ask your healthcare provider. Can’t remember if your child is up-to-date with their shots? You can look up their shot history at www.vaxviewnm.org . You can also call the immunization toll-free hotline at 1-800-232-4636 to find a place to get them done. Care without the clinic COVID-19 has changed how we get care, but that doesn’t mean you should put off seeing your provider. Presbyterian Video Visits and telehealth help you stay healthy while staying safe. Talk to your provider from the comfort of your own home. Make an appointment today through your myPRES account at www.phs.org . If you need help logging in to your account, call the number on the back of your Presbyterian ID card. PresRN Speak with a Presbyterian nurse if you are not feeling well and do not know what to do. PresRN phone calls are free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our nurses are happy to answer general health questions when you are healthy too. Centennial Care Members can call PresRN at (505) 923-5677 or 1-888-730-2300 . Ready to improve your health and feel your best? Join the Path for Wellness Prevention Program supported by Good Measures to help manage stress, lose weight, and improve your health! People who have completed the program lose an average of six percent of their body weight. Participants have had many positive results from the program, such as: • Lowering their A1c levels • Taking fewer medications (drugs) • Sleeping better • Feeling happier overall What’s included? • Your own lifestyle coach, a person who helps you build healthy habits • Access to your lifestyle coach by phone or online • Online group classes • An app that helps you choose healthy foods • A scale to track your weight and send information to your app Who is eligible? The Diabetes Prevention Program is offered at no additional cost to eligible Presbyterian Centennial Care members with prediabetes or certain risk factors for type 2 diabetes.