Presbyterian | Your Story | Centennial Care | Winter 2020
www.phs.org/centennialcare 11 Your care. Your choice. Part of our promise to you is to give you easy and convenient ways to get the care you need. Did you know that you have a choice when it comes to where you get healthcare services? Often, your provider or their office will make a referral for where you should go for a lab, an x-ray, or a surgical procedure. That’s why we are also working with your providers to make sure they know where you can get the quality and convenient care you need. One way you can get the care you need is to ask your provider if you can have a procedure or x-ray in a non- hospital setting. Many of the providers who deliver care in a hospital often provide the same quality care in outpatient locations too. We are working on more ways to find you easy, quality choices for many imaging, labs, and other procedures. Look for more information in the coming months. Keep these numbers handy The Presbyterian Customer Service Center (PCSC) is available for members Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Members can reach the PCSC at the following numbers: • (505) 923-5200 or 1-888-977-2333 , TTY: 711 • Navajo/Diné members: (505) 923-5157 or 1-888-806-8793 , TTY: 711 Other important numbers PresRN: (505) 923-5677 or 1-888-730-2300 , TTY: 711 Routine transportation (for non-emergency medical transportation): 1-855-774‑7737 New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (for a behavioral health crisis): 1-855-662‑7474 ( 1-855-NMCRISIS ) Presbyterian Centennial Care Ombudsman: (505) 923-5780 , firstname.lastname@example.org Q: What should I know about screening (testing)? A: Screening can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment often works best. Regular screening can also often prevent colorectal cancer by finding and removing polyps before they become cancerous. There are many different screening tests. But no matter which you choose, the most important thing is to get tested. The American Cancer Society advises starting screening at age 45 for most people. Talk with your doctor about which test is right for you and when— and how often—to get screened. Sources: American Cancer Society; American Society of Clinical Oncologists; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Colorectal cancer in NewMexico Colorectal cancer is the fourth most frequent type of cancer diagnosed in New Mexico. The other three are prostate, breast, and lung cancer. This is for both sexes. Non-Hispanic white men and Hispanic men have the highest risk for colorectal cancer.