Mother’s Day is a special time for celebrating and honoring dedicated mothers who provide loving support for their children and have a positive influence on society. It’s also a time for mothers, and all women, to remember the importance of caring for themselves.
This year, Mother’s Day coincides with the first day of National Women’s Health Week, May 14-20, an annual event encouraging women to prioritize their health. From exercising to meditation, self-care can take many forms, and preventive screenings and immunizations are often at the top of the list of ways to stay healthy. Sutter Health Plus members can take charge of their health by scheduling a well-woman exam and checking in on their mental wellness.
During a well-woman exam, a doctor or clinician will assess overall health, provide education and counseling to help inform health decisions and discuss setting wellness goals. This may include checking blood pressure, screening for healthy weight, providing immunizations, and discussing a variety of preventive screenings and exams depending on age, family history, and health background. This is also an opportunity to ask any other health-related questions.
Members can schedule a well-woman exam through Sutter’s secure patient portal, My Health Online, or by contacting their PCP directly.
Caring for mental health is just as essential as physical health. When feelings of stress, mental exhaustion, or depression start to build, it’s important for members to know they can self-refer to a participating behavioral health provider for confidential, in-person or virtual visits through U.S. Behavioral Health Plan, California (USBHPC). Learn more at liveandworkwell.com or call USBHPC at (855) 202-0984.
For 24/7 digital access to daily mood tracking, coping tools, guided journeys, and clinical techniques, download Sanvello—the free app available for members through USBHPC—from the App Store or Google Play.
For more information about covered benefits, members may refer to their Evidence of Coverage and Disclosure Form or call Member Services weekdays, 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. at (855) 315-5800.