Being informed about your health is something we have always championed at Paycare – we believe everyone has the right to be as healthy and happy as possible, and we’re proud to support individuals, their families, and organisations to access a range of services designed to improve their physical, mental, financial and emotional health 🧡
Health Information Week, provides a great opportunity for organisations across the UK to highlight the need for individuals to be aware of where they can find reliable healthcare information. We can all be guilty of turning to Dr Google in times of worry, but often this can increase rather than minimise our health anxieties!
Instead, Health Information Week is all about championing the best ways to go about accessing info and of course, any treatment or support you may need…
Consult a GP not Google:
Our wonderful NHS is under so much pressure, and the pandemic has caused further chaos when it comes to waiting times. So, it’s tempting to turn to other sources of information to try and essentially self-diagnose; however, even if you find a reliable source, symptoms can often be related to numerous medical conditions so the likelihood of coming to the wrong conclusion is very high.
That’s one of the reasons we are proud of our MyPocket GP service, which enables Policyholders to book a telephone or video appointment with a practising NHS GP who can advise on symptoms and even write private prescriptions (the cost of which is not covered under the service).
Appointments are available round the clock, seven days a week, and the wait time is vastly reduced – meaning it’s an ideal solution for anyone worrying about their health 📱
Book that appointment:
Soldiering on with a niggling health issue like a sore back, headaches, or a chipped tooth can seem like the easiest option. But firstly, you run the risk of the problem worsening – and secondly, there’s no reason to deny yourself access to specialist healthcare where it’s available.
That’s why we offer cash back on a range of appointments and treatments as part of our Health Cash Plans, because we don’t believe finances should hold people back from accessing the help they need.
Rather than ignoring it, or using information from unverified sources to try and alleviate the problem, booking an appointment with an optician, dentist, chiropractor, physiotherapist, or other healthcare professional means you can get the treatment you need and reliable information about anything you need to do going forward 📅
If your employer is signed up to Paycare, then they’ll probably already be sharing with you what exactly your Policy entitles you to – but it’s always best to ask if you’re not sure. While not all health problems are caused by or exacerbated by work, your employer does have a duty of care towards you – and most organisations are now alert to the need for everyone to be physically and mentally as healthy and happy as possible, in order to increase productivity, company loyalty and reduce sickness absence.
That means it’s definitely worth considering your employer as a source of information, especially if they’re signed up to a Health Cash Plan 📝
Don’t forget, at Paycare we share plenty of health tips on our blogs, within the MyPaycare portal, and on our social media – so do keep up to date! 😊
If you’re interested in finding out how a Health Cash Plan can support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing, then do check out the information on our range including our Direct Health Cash Plans and easy-to-use plan finder! 🧡