Staying Healthy in the New Year

Dec 28, 2022 | 2022, Health and Wellness

As a new year approaches, scheduling annual checkups, preventive care screenings and exams, and prioritizing health are often on people’s list of resolutions. Whether it’s managing a healthy weight, improving mental wellness, or just living a healthier lifestyle, a variety of resources are available to support Sutter Health Plus members in achieving their wellness goals—many at no cost. Here are a few ways to help stay healthy new year.

Creating a Plan for Success
Take time to identify lifestyle changes that might have the most positive impacts on health. Then, select a few reasonable goals and write them down—this can significantly help in accomplishing them. Schedule time during the week to take simple steps toward each goal and track progress in a journal. It can also be helpful to list available tools, resources, and support networks.

Health Coaching Support
Reaching out for support can make a difference in engagement and motivation. Members have access to personalized one-on-one health coaching for maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, and tobacco cessation at no cost. Coaches work with members to uncover barriers to self-management, set goals, and make healthier lifestyle choices. Appointments are by phone and the first call lasts no more than 20 minutes. Enroll in the Health Coaching program by calling 844-987-6095 or learn more at

Managing Health—anytime, anywhere
Through My Health Online, members can schedule in-person or virtual visits with a Sutter clinician, connect with their care team, renew prescriptions, view lab results, and access health information, 24/7. The free mobile app is available through the App Store and Google Play. Additionally, the online self-service Sutter Health Plus Member Portal provides convenient access to important forms, documents, ID cards, and information about benefits, copays, and claims for members whenever it’s needed.

Scheduling Routine and Preventive Care
Routine checkups and preventive care exams can help to detect health issues early when they may be the most treatable. Preventive care services, including but not limited to preventive care screenings, exams, and immunizations are covered at no cost share for members. For the latest U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for people of all ages, view our health maintenance guidelines.

Caring for Mental Wellness
Mental wellness is an important part of overall health. Members may self-refer to in-person or virtual visits with a participating behavioral health provider through U.S. Behavioral Health Plan, California for mental health and substance use disorder treatment services by calling 855-202-0984. Online resources are also available anytime at, including crisis support phone numbers, a behavioral health provider locator tool, articles, self-assessments, and informational videos.

When it comes to achieving wellness goals, be kind to yourself and remember that tomorrow is a new day. For more ways to prioritize health in the new year and beyond, a variety of health management articles, self-assessment tools, action plan modules, and videos are available on the Health and Wellness Site, accessed by logging into the Member Portal. Members can also view a library of health webinars and tip sheets at

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