Wellness Corner: Primary Care
The success of a business can often come down to its employees, which means that taking care of them should be a top priority for employers. Offering wellness initiatives throughout your organization can be a great way to support employees and their well-being.
As part of these wellness initiatives, many companies actively encourage employees to regularly reach out to a primary care provider, also known as a PCP. A PCP provides the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health concern, as well as continuing care of varied medical conditions.
Not only is this resource often free through an employee benefits offerings, but there are also numerous advantages, including:
More personal experience- A PCP will know more about, and is actively monitoring, employee health and medical history. Having a familiar face and more comfortable environment can help ease potential tension related to medical visits.
Preventative care- With access to employee health and medical history, a PCP can actively identify and manage a great deal of health issues.
Support with lifestyle changes- PCPs can teach employees ways to make better decisions about their health, and can help guide efforts to manage stress, quit smoking, eat healthier, and more.
Help in avoiding the hospital- According to the CDC, one in five sick people visit the ER when they could have reached out to a PCP. ER or Urgent Care visits can be expensive and time-consuming, whereas a scheduled visit with a PCP is less burdensome.
Interested in learning more? SynchronyHR offers wellness consulting and plan development, as well as access to extensive, corporate-style employee benefits. Reach out today to learn how your business can benefit from our wellness and employee benefits professionals.