It is written in the fine print and is on one of the pages that make you yawn. If you have insurance through a job or a spouse’s job, chances are you have wellness benefits. Wellness benefits are now considered “perks” in the insurance industry. Once upon a time, it cost money to go to the doctor for just about anything. But insurance companies noted as cases of diabetes, cancer, immunosuppressive illnesses, and other major health issues became more prevalent, they could provide at a cheaper cost to themselves preventative screenings or, as they have come to be known, wellness benefits.
Some of the most common wellness benefits are offered at Cherry Hill Clinic and we would love to offer you the service of looking at your explanation of benefits and helping you understand what you are entitled to under your coverage. You might be able to take advantage of the following benefits at no cost to you at Cherry Hill Clinic:
- Health risk assessments are some of the most common wellness benefits and usually include stress tests, colonoscopies, gynecological exams, breast exams, prostate exams, blood pressure screenings, and a variety of other screenings to help test for early detection.
- Stress-reduction programs can range anywhere from free telecounseling to memberships at local gyms. If you have these benefits, Cherry Hill Clinic can help provide you with an exercise regimen and/or nutrition program that will help strengthen your heart and stamina and reduce stress.
- Vaccination clinics are usually dependent upon age and frequency. We can help you determine what vaccinations you or your family are eligible for and help schedule those vaccinations at a convenient time.
- Smoking cessation programs are one of the most popular wellness benefits offered, mainly because smoking has been historically proven to be one of the most dangerous habits a person can adopt. A plethora of illnesses, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and lung cancer are caused by smoking. And while there are cessation plans for purchase over the counter, while the body is working through withdrawal from nicotine and tobacco, other counter-indications can arise. Cherry Hill Clinic can walk you through a cessation plan that works and is good for your body and mind during the toughest challenges.
As the world of healthcare grows more and more challenging, what insurance does and doesn’t cover becomes more difficult to interpret. If you have questions about your insurance’s wellness benefits, don’t hesitate to call us and book a consultation. We would happily sit down and explain some of the language and would love to offer any of the services we provide.