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Community Healthcare is More Important than Ever

admin - May 10, 2014



Community based health screenings can help with healthcare access in under served areas.

Looking for easy, convenient and affordable health care options? You aren’t the only one. The Health Resources and Service Administration state that about 20% of people in the United States live in areas with an insufficient amount of primary care physicians to meet community needs.

To add to this problem, the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that there will be a shortage of potentially 45,000 physicians within the next six years.

The healthcare access gap is becoming more apparent in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More than 5 million Americans have signed up to receive insurance this year, and that number is expected to grow to close to 30 million by the end of 2017. With more Americans having the means to afford healthcare, the growing problem is that they do not have anywhere to go.

So where do you turn to for accessible healthcare? The answer is closer to home than you think – community based health options.

 

Community Healthcare

Community based health options offer up quality care and are options that are able to save you a more costly trip to the doctor’s office.

Option #1: Community health screenings – Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings, offers affordable tests in local and in some cases under served communities. Our focus is to detect chronic diseases such as stroke, cholesterol and diabetes that are a burden on the healthcare system, and cause significant disability to individuals and their families.

Option #2: Retail Clinics – These are small practices mostly found in national drug stores, and are predicted to double by 2015. Accenture also reported that they will save the health care system around $800 million annually since they are used instead of a higher cost option.

 

Hospital Relationships

Retail clinics and health screening services are often partner with local hospital systems. Minute Clinic from CVS, for example, has a list of the hospital affiliations, meaning that they collaborate with those medical systems in the community.

Life Line Screening partners with many hospitals throughout the nation in an effort to make patients more aware of unrecognized health problems. We also encourage our screening participants to seek follow-up care with their personal physicians.

Community-based healthcare options like Life Line Screening are a way of providing accessible, easy, convenient screenings. Learn more about community health screenings.




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  1. Robert Hanson - May 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Your company is very interesting and very needed now. I am a small business owner with three employees; my wife, Mom and myself. My medical insurance for my wife and I went up 40% from last year and last year was way to high. We can no longer afford health care, so , we pay out of pocket and unless we have a catastrophic event we can afford to pay. Do you need investers?

    Thank you,

    Rob Hanson

  2. Jim Clonts - October 22, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I have used this service for a leasts 5 yrs now. They offer a great service that is very affordable. They are always very through and helpful. They furnish you with a very comprehensive report that iidentifies problem areas before you have a real problem. They have very qualifed technicians, nurses and doctors. I highly reccommed you try their services.


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