Why Get Screened?

stroke screening
Here’s why you should get screened …Years ago, you could walk into your doctor’s office, ask for a screening, and be fairly confident your doctor would order it for you and your insurance would pay for it to be performed. Not any longer.

Today, even the best physicians work for HMO’s and receive a certain monthly amount for each patient, or have relationships with insurance companies that refuse to pay for any tests unless the patient is exhibiting symptoms. Most physicians are being forced to take a wait and see approach instead of being proactive and using exciting new screening technology available to keep their patients healthy.

Fortunately, we do not have to depend solely on HMO’s and insurance companies to make all of the decisions relating to our health care. We can get screened.

It’s all about being proactive and having a “heads up” approach to health care.

Employers – Please Read
Why does this matter to you, the employer?If you can help an employee avoid a stroke, heart attack, or other serious health related episode, you can reduce disability and workman’s compensation claims. Plus, you can avoid losing productivity. That translates into big savings on the bottom line. And that’s what keeps us all working.Plus, we can all agree, employees are a company’s most valuable asset. If they know you care about them, they will work harder and be more loyal. This cuts down on employee turnover, which is extremely expensive, especially in a tight labor market.


It’s worth it!


Pacific Health and Wellness gives back to our communities so that individuals who may not have had an opportunity to get these potentially life-saving screenings can also be tested.

Neal Bychek of Pacific Health and Wellness talks to Simi Valley resident Louise Christener about her carotid artery screening at the Free Clinic of Simi Valley Community Health and Fitness Expo on Oct. 16, 2011. The expo allowed the community to learn more about the Free Clinic of Simi Valley. WENDY PIERRO/Acorn Newspapers