Becoming a Healthier U Program

In these complicated financial times, you need a healthcare provider that not only cares about you but also cares about your wallet.  The OAHCC’s offers free preventive screenings year round through its Becoming a Healthier U Program.  The Becoming a Healthier You Program is a Community Health Team led initiative that aims to provide an integrated, comprehensive community-based and clinical healthcare approach for improving community health. The Becoming a Healthier You Program provides patients with a series of preventive health screenings as well as a variety of preventive mental and sexual health counseling.  Services include screenings for:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index / Weight
  • Cholesterol Levels
  • Glucose Levels
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Sexual Transmitted Diseases TD (Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea )
  • Substance abuse
  • High-risk sexual behaviors
  • Health risk assessments (Breast, cervical, prostate cancer and sleep apnea)

Becoming a Healthier U’s patients are also linked to a Community Health Worker who will “navigate” the patient through the healthcare system to ensure appropriate and timely care. The community health worker will work with the patient at the onset of the visit to initiate prevention messages, identify their barriers to healthcare and connect the patient to the resources they may need such as:

  • Food assistance
  • Health education and promotion material
  • Housing Opportunities for People Living with HIV/AIDS Assistance (HOPWA)
  • Support Groups
  • Patient Assistance Program
  • AIDS Drug Assistance
  • Behavioral health and nutrition plans
  • Transportation

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