SWMC Joins Statewide Campaign Urging Kansans to ‘Catch Up On Care’

Joe Denoyer - May 18, 2021 11:18 am

There was a noticeable drop in preventative care visits to health care providers in 2020.  To urge individuals to revisit their doctor and reclaim their health, Southwest Medical Center is joining other Kansas hospitals in the Catch Up on Care campaign.

The Catch Up on Care campaign is a response to the decline of annual health care visits in 2020.  There is considerable concern this drop will lead to increased numbers of advanced or life-threatening illnesses.  One such example is the nearly 25,000 Kansans who delayed cancer screenings last year.

“We saw a decline in preventative health care from data and anecdotal evidence. This is affecting children to adults by delaying timely immunizations, screenings for disease and management of chronic conditions. The Catch Up on Care campaign is a reminder to reopen a line of communication with your health care provider,” said SWMC Marketing Director, Janeth Vazquez.

We encourage everyone to schedule any missed visits with their health care providers. Catch up on:

Physical exams
Annual screenings
Well child visits and immunizations
Chronic care check ups
Delayed surgical procedures
Behavioral and psychological assessments

Regular visits and annual screenings are the best way to maintain your health.  They also allow health care providers to identify and address serious conditions earlier.  Now is the time to catch up on what you missed and reclaim your health journey.

 

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