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Don't Delay Preventative Care

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Don't Delay Preventative Care

Your Preventative Care Options during COVID-19

As we continue to figure out the new normal during these unprecedented times, it can seem difficult to stay up-to-date on routine exams and appointments. We're here to tell you that you have options at St. John's Health. Here are some of the services we will continue to provide for our patients in-person and from home through telehealth appointments.

Family Care

When it comes to maintaining your health, it is essential to keep in contact with your primary care provider (PCP) when it comes to you and your family’s health. Your Primary Care doctor will serve as your first line of contact for any health concerns or symptoms and can point you in the direction of the appropriate specialist should you need one.

Routine Screenings

Getting regular screenings helps your primary care provider to detect early signs of chronic health conditions and diseases. In turn, this can help you to develop a treatment plan to effectively reduce your risk for developing the condition, treat the condition, or treat the symptoms associated with the condition.

According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), here are some conditions that you should have routine screenings for:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression
  • Breast, colorectal, lung, and other cancer screenings

Talk to your primary care provider to discuss your risk for developing certain conditions to determine what testing you should have done and how frequently.

Cardiology

With heart disease being the number one cause of death for adults in the United States, it is essential that you stay on top of your heart health even during times of uncertainty. From echocardiograms to cardiac rehabilitation, our skilled cardiologists are prepared to provide you with the cardiology services you need.

Though heart conditions rarely manifest themselves with noticeable symptoms, you should consider making an appointment with a cardiologist if any of the following issues apply:

  • Other members of your immediate family have heart problems
  • You smoke or were a regular smoker previously
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have high cholesterol
  • You have diabetes
  • You experience chest pains

Diabetes & Nutrition

At St. John's Health, we are proud to offer a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) that helps patients to effectively reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% through healthy lifestyle choices. We also offer diabetes management courses with a certified diabetes educator or registered dietitian that help those living with diabetes to effectively manage their conditions.

Behavioral Health

While we live in times of great uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is normal to experience distressing emotions like anxiety and depression. These times can be especially difficult for those living with substance abuse issues. Fortunately, our mental health services provide patients and their families the support they need when it comes to addressing mental and behavioral health concerns.

Telehealth Services

We are pleased to offer for the members of our community, we also have extended out telehealth services in the following service areas:

COVID-19 Updates for Jackson, Wilson, and Teton County

St. John's Health is working with community health partners on keeping the community of Jackson, WY, and the surrounding region informed on recent Coronavirus information.


Visit our dedicated Coronavirus webpage for updates and additional information.