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Take Action to Prevent Disease

The best defense is a good offense – especially when it comes to your health!

WorkWell NYC wants you to stay on top of your health status by seeing a primary health care provider regularly and lowering your risk for disease by living a healthy lifestyle.

Our Take Action program makes preventing illness easier by offering workplace screenings, vaccinations and other helpful tools to connect you with the information you need to get healthy and stay healthy.


KNOW YOUR
NUMBERS

Knowing your health-related numbers is an important step toward preventing disease and being your healthiest self.

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ESCAPE:
QUIT SMOKING

ESCAPE offers FREE quit-smoking medications and support for employees and their families.


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DIABETES PREVENTION
PROGRAM (DPP)

DPP offers life-changing classes that empower employees to lead healthier lifestyles and reduce their risk for diabetes.

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Tips for Being Your Healthiest

 


Know Your Options: Right Care, Right Place, Right Time

Doctor’s Office

Telemedicine

Urgent Care

Emergency Room

For non-emergency issues, your primary healthcare provider should be your first stop. They know the most about your overall health and can consider your full health history in developing a treatment plan. Visit nyc.gov/hbp to find a provider near your home or work that’s in your health plan.   Telemedicine or telehealth is a convenient option when you can’t see your primary care provider. You can call or video chat with a board certified physician, typically same-day. They can also prescribe medications (when needed). Before you call, be sure the service is covered by your health plan.   Urgent care offers convenience and fast service with hundreds of locations throughout the city. You can avoid the long wait times of the emergency room and get care for conditions that aren’t life-threatening. Before you go, make sure that the urgent care clinic is covered by your health plan!   The emergency room (ER) or 911 should be your first stop for all medical emergencies. ERs have the staff and equipment to treat urgent and life-threatening health conditions. Be sure to follow up with your primary care provider after your ER visit.