How Long Has It Been Since Your Last Health Screening?
Between work, life, and COVID-19 concerns, it’s easy to put off regular visits to the doctor’s office. For many, it’s been too long since their last health screening, and that’s a concern because delaying care when it’s needed can lead to additional health problems.
Seeing your primary care physician regularly is vital to your health. That’s why at Northern Light Mercy Primary Care we make it as easy as possible for you with locations across the greater Portland region.
What to expect from Northern Light Mercy Primary Care
Safety is our top priority, and we take all necessary precautions to protect our patients and our staff. This includes:
- Practicing social distancing
- Limiting the number of people in reception areas
- Regular cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces
- Requiring visitors to wear masks
Additionally, we now offer virtual visits through telehealth options for necessary health screenings, routine wellness exams, and sick visits.
When is it time for a health screening?
Because of COVID-19, many Mainers haven’t had a health screening since March 2020. It’s essential to the Mercy primary care team that patients feel comfortable returning to receive care that may only be available onsite, including:
- Blood tests
- Pediatric screenings
- Women’s health screenings
- Same-day sick visits
- Medicare wellness visits
- Minor wound treatment procedures
- Chronic disease education and management
Additionally, our centers provide care consultants who can help patients with:
- Substance use disorders
- Stress and anxiety
We take a “holistic” approach to medicine and put preventative health care at the forefront. We believe that part of good primary care is about making people more aware of their health and preventing issues before they happen. Now, patients can rely on their local doctor’s office to achieve better wellness overall.
What is integrated health?
The Northern Light Mercy Primary Care teams are able to do so much because they are a part of an integrated healthcare system. With one visit to a Northern Light Mercy health center, patients can connect with a network of specialists, who are all practicing the latest safety best practices.
With this, Northern Light Health has found a way to make safe, in-person healthcare work for its patients.
Additional information about Mercy Primary Care can be found by visiting MaineMadeUs.com/MercyPrimaryCare
To learn more about the safety measures being taken across Mercy and Northern Light Health, please visit NorthernLightHealth.org/SafeCare.
About Northern Light Mercy Hospital
Northern Light Mercy Hospital, a nonprofit community hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, has been providing care to greater Portland since 1918. Mercy Hospital has been recognized as a top hospital by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report.