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May 12, 2021 - 3 min read

Catching up on preventive care

Helping employees re-engage with their healthcare providers will be key to keeping your business up and running.


Helping employees re-engage with their health care provider keeps them healthier and your business up and running.

With a quarter of Californians now fully vaccinated and the State gearing up for a full re-opening by June 15, it’s a good time to encourage your workforce to seek preventive care they may have postponed during the pandemic. Keeping up with routine care is crucial to maintaining overall health. To support our members, we are sending communications encouraging them to schedule preventive care visits with their health care providers.

Telehealth visits are here to stay

Rigorous COVID-19 safety protocols are now common practice among health care providers, a trend that’s unlikely to ease up any time soon. Still, some people may have lingering anxieties about spending time around others in an enclosed setting like a doctor's office.

It is important to remember virtual visits are a complement to traditional examinations – in-person examinations with your doctor are still better for identifying certain conditions that may require advanced treatment. However, during the pandemic and beyond, virtual consultations offer a convenient alternative to those who are reluctant or unable to make in-person appointments.

Encourage your workforce to seek preventive care whether virtually using our Teladoc Virtual Care System, or by visiting their health care provider in-person. Stay up to date with the latest wellness news and articles from Blue Shield by visiting our News Center or receive updates in your inbox by subscribing today.

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