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Community Healthcare is More Important than Ever

May 10, 2014

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.




Thank You to Our Wonderful Sites & Hospital Partners

May 18, 2010

Every day I receive news alerts that highlight when the name Life Line Screening is mentioned in a newspaper, blog or other type of media. I am always so pleased to see that our host sites – the town halls, churches, libraries and hospitals – are out there letting people know that health screenings are available locally.

Here are just a few terrific examples:

Life Line Screening at the Kendallville Public Library
KPCnews.com

First Baptist Church of Eastland Will Offer Life Line Screening
Abilene Reporter News

Stroke screening coming to Maryville
‎Maryville Daily Times
First United Methodist Church in Maryville will be the location of a Life Line stroke and osteoporosis screening beginning at 9 am June 21. …

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening May 18 | The Rock River Times
The St. Rita Catholic Church will host Life Line Screening May 18. The site is at 6254 Valley Knoll Drive in Rockford. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. …

And, of course, our wonderful hospital partners such as North Florida Regional Medical Center

and FHN in Freeport, IL

We are so honored to be associated with these terrific local venues and partners. Our ability to reach local communities is made possible because of sites and partners like these.




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