Have you been putting off your routine doctor’s appointments due to the pandemic?
When the country shut down in March 2020 for quarantine, most normal business stopped. Everything that wasn’t pandemic related took a back seat so that all efforts could be focused on stopping the spread of the virus. As a result, many appointments of all kinds were put on hold.
Have you gone back to get your first post quarantine haircut yet?
With the rollout of vaccines and the reopening of many businesses, it is important to make sure you are up to date on your medical and mental health appointments with your doctors and therapists.
It is crucial that you maintain your health and schedule routine check ups to prevent any new health conditions. Don’t let the COVID-19 changes implemented in doctor’s offices intimidate you. Things may look a little different, but by now they have a system in place to protect your health.
Check out this video from Show Me Hope where Sharon Wright, RN, of Tri-County Mental Health’s Health Care Home explains why you should go see your doctor, and how it might work a bit differently right now.
If you or someone you know is experiencing stress due to the pandemic, call or text Show Me Hope for 24/7 anonymous crisis counseling. We’re here to listen.
Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
Tri-County Mental Health: 816-468-0400