Reasons Why to Have a Primary Care Physician
- Preventative Care: This means that your primary care physician can watch your life and offer recommendations to stop certain things from happening. They will look at your history, monitor your regular health, and provide necessary screenings that help keep various health conditions or diseases at bay.
- Fewer trips to the Emergency Room: This goes hand in hand with preventative care as when you have a primary care physician you are screened for issues that can be prevented. While not everything can be prevented, there are many conditions that can be monitored and treated over time to prevent them from becoming a medical emergency. The emergency room should never replace a regular relationship with a primary care physician.
- A point of contact: A primary care physician can coordinate information between your different doctors. When you have a question or feel confused at results, you can call them and they can provide the information you need to understand everything concerning your health.
- Continuous professional care: Having a reliable and professional primary care physician protects you and your health. Health maintenance is imperative for your overall quality of life. They can be a resource for you considering your health over a period of time.
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Community Health Clinic Inc. in New Kensington is offering free walk-up/drive-by covid-19 tests to anyone, even if they don’t have symptoms, a doctor’s prescription or a referral.
The only requirement is area residents have to make an appointment for the test at least two days in advance. Testing begins the week of July 7 and will be held every Tuesday and Friday at the New Kensington clinic, 943 Fourth Ave. Results are available in two to three days.
Community Health Clinic received a federal grant to pay for the tests. The clinic has the money but had to wait to secure the personal protective equipment to offer the testing, said Raji Jayakrishnan, executive director of the clinic.
While there are other places to receive free covid-19 tests, the Community Health Clinic is somewhat different, Jayakrishnan said.
“There’s not much of asymptomatic testing out there,” she said. Other venues, such as drug stores, that offer free testing have criteria, including displaying symptoms of covid-19. The virus can be spread by people with no symptoms, according to health experts.
Clinic staff will check if people stopping for the test need other medical, dental and behavioral services, Jayakrishnan said.
If there is demand, the covid-19 tests might be expanded to the new Greensburg office, at 218 S. Maple Ave., she said.
Area residents who want to get tested must register by calling 724-204-1802 to schedule an appointment.
Residents with health insurance must provide insurance information when registering but will not have any co-pay. There is no charge for people without insurance.
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