When life gets busy, it can be difficult to find time to manage health. Sutter Health Plus members have access to a variety of online tools and resources to help manage their wellness, care, and coverage from home or on-the-go when it’s convenient for their schedule, 24/7.
In addition to remaining vigilant and following public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to protect yourself and those around you from Influenza (flu) and flu-related illness by getting the annual flu vaccine. Sutter Health Plus covers preventive care services, such as the yearly flu vaccine, at no cost share when provided by a participating provider.
Now more than ever, many families are looking forward to back-to-school this year. As society reopens businesses, recreational activities, and traditional school settings, it is important to keep children up to date on immunizations. By not delaying immunizations, children can be better protected against preventable diseases like measles and chickenpox, especially if they have a weakened immune system.
Summer is a great time to head outside to get some fresh air and physical activity. Before enjoying the sunshine, it’s important to protect your skin, especially during the hottest parts of the day when the sun’s rays can be most damaging. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, which can lead to skin cancer—the most common cancer in the U.S. (1) Read on for ways to stay sun safe by protecting your skin this summer.
Staying active, eating nutritious foods, and getting plenty of rest can help to live a healthy lifestyle. It is also important for men to make time for routine and preventive care to stay healthy and help detect and treat diseases early.
It’s important to balance working hours with a meaningful personal life, including self-care, family and friends, and the things you enjoy. Finding balance can sometimes be elusive and may require checking in with yourself to better manage your time.
By June of last year, 41% of adults said they delayed or avoided medical care due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, with women delaying routine care more often than men . It’s important to keep up with routine and preventive care, which can help detect health issues early and reduce risk for chronic diseases and certain cancers.
Eating a diet of nutrient-rich foods can have many health benefits. One way consumers can make informed decisions about the foods they eat is to understand the information provided on the Nutrition Facts label.
Sutter Health Plus members in a select Bay Area delivery zone have access to free, same-day retail pharmacy delivery through Alto Pharmacy—for many prescription drugs—at the same cost share as picking them up.
In many cases, a video visit for everyday health needs, advice, or follow-up care can be a quick, convenient alternative to making the trip for an in-person visit.