December Patient Newsletter Orange County
| -A New Year Means New Deductible-|
If you have met your deductible amount for this year and you have been putting off a needed doctor’s visit for yourself or a family member, save yourself out-of-pocket costs and schedule a visit before the end of the year. Once your deductible is met, your health care appointments, procedures, and tests may be covered in full. Come January, you will have new deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for that doctor’s visit. If there's money left in your HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) spend it on eligible expenses, then submit those receipts before your employer's deadline (usually December 31) to get reimbursed.
Schedule your annual check-up with your primary care provider. Staying on top of your health is important and your primary care provider (physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner) will help you stay healthy and manage any medical conditions and any needed health screenings based on sex and age. Most health insurance plans cover the full cost of your annual checkup.
Stay current with annual well woman visits. Pap smears should start annually at age 21, then ACOG guidelines recommend ages 21-29 every three years with high-risk human papillomavirus (HR HPV) as indicated. At ages 30-65, a pap & HPV is recommended every five years. Mammograms are recommended every 1-2 years starting at age 40 until age 50 and then annually. Acceptable to stop at age 75. Screening may begin prior to age 40 based on individual risk factors.
| -Santa is Coming to the Packing House Yorba Linda-|
Save yourself valuable time this holiday season and skip the mall to visit with Santa! Bring your little ones to share their Christmas wish lists (only for those that have been NICE of course!).
Santa Visiting Hours at Caduceus at the Packing House Yorba Linda-
Where: First Floor Main Lobby
When: 3-5 pm (Tues. Dec. 12, Thurs. Dec. 14, Tues. Dec. 19)
Every child will receive a complimentary gift from Santa WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
|The holiday season brings lots of goodwill and cheer and staff and patients alike look forward to the festive holiday window painting by the Girl Scouts Yorba Linda West!|