Jan 2016 - Community Health Clinic, Inc

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Jan 2016 - Community Health Clinic, Inc
January 2016
www.communityhealthclinic.org
Reminder!
OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS
SOON !
THE LAST DAY FOR 2016
COVERAGE IS JANUARY 31ST
2016!
Community Health Clinic Vandergrift
New Staff! Newly Remodeled!
Gladly Taking New Patients!
Call: 724.567.5671
Coming in the Spring of 2016!
Community Health Clinic will be
offering dental laboratory services!
It is Not Too Late to Get
Your Flu Vaccination!
Stay tuned for more details.
Dr. Adolfo Bagnarello and MA Jenna Berent join Office
manager Janice Brannon and CRNP Lynn Vermeulen at the
newly remodeled Community Health Clinic Vandergrift
It takes about 2 weeks after vaccination
for the immune system to build the
antibodies needed to protect against the
flu. Call 724.335.3334 or 724.567.5671
to schedule your flu shot today!
Connect with us on Social Media
Community Health
Clinic
Free, local assistance is available!
Call 724.889.2783 to schedule an
appointment with one of our
Certified Application Counselors.
The CDC reports that flu
activity is usually highest
between December and February, and
can last as late as May.
Coming Soon to
Register to Vote at CHC!
Medical …….……….724.335.3334
Behavioral Health 724.335.3334
Medical ……………..724.567.5671
Dental …………..…..724.335.2862
943 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
943 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
179 Columbia Ave., Vandergrift
947 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
Community Health Clinic can
now help you to register to
vote! Call 724.889.2783 to
schedule an appointment.
January 2016
www.communityhealthclinic.org
JANUARY IS NATIONAL BIRTH DEFECTS
PREVENTION MONTH
From the National Birth Defect
Prevention Network.
We know that not all birth defects can
be prevented. However, we encourage
all women to make healthy choices and
adopt healthy habits to help lower their
risk of having a baby born with a birth
defect. This year we are encouraging
all women to make a PACT for their
own health and the family they may
have one day.
.
diabetes under control.
Talk to your healthcare provider
Get a medical checkup.
Discuss all medications, both
prescription and over-thecounter.
Talk about your family medical
history.
Women and their loved ones can
participate in a PACT and take these
important steps toward a healthy
pregnancy. www.nbdpn.org
Plan ahead
Get as healthy as you can before
you get pregnant.
Get 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic
acid every day.
Avoid harmful substances
Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
Be careful with harmful exposures
at work and home.
Choose a healthy lifestyle
Eat a healthy diet that includes
fruits, vegetables, whole grains,
low-fat dairy, lean proteins, and
healthy fats and oils.
Be physically active.
Work to get medical conditions like
Experts recommend that
women who could possibly
become pregnant should take
400 micrograms of synthetic
folic acid daily, from:

fortified foods like grains,
pastas, or breakfast cereals,

daily multi-vitamin, and

eat a variety of foods as part of
a healthy diet.
The easiest way to be sure
to get the recommended
daily amount of folic acid is
to take a multi-vitamin
every day. Courtesy
www.folicacidinfo.org
Folic Acid
Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary
for proper cell growth. If taken before and
during early pregnancy from a multivitamin or fortified foods, folic acid can
prevent from 50% up to 70% of some
forms of serious birth defects of the brain
and spine.
Medical …….……….724.335.3334
Behavioral Health 724.335.3334
Medical ……………..724.567.5671
Dental …………..…..724.335.2862
943 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
943 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
179 Columbia Ave., Vandergrift
947 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
Take the Stalking Awareness Quiz
http://stalkingawarenessmonth.org/quiz
http://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-facts-week
January 2016
www.communityhealthclinic.org
Winter Safety Tips

When exposed to cold temperatures your body
begins to lose heat faster than it can be
produced.
Older adults without proper food, clothing or
heating


Low body temperature may make you unable
to think clearly or move well.
People who stay outdoors for long periods of
time (homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.)

You may not know you have hypothermia

People who drink alcohol in excess or use
illicit drugs

IF YOUR TEMPERATURE IS BELOW 95°, THE
SITUATION IS AN EMERGENCY-GET MEDICAL
PERSONS MOST AT RISK FOR FROSTBITE
AND HYPOTHERMIA
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PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING
HYPOTHERMIA

Have your heating system, water heater
and any other gas or oil burning
appliances serviced by a qualified
technician every year

Install a battery-operated or battery backup CO detector in your home. IF THE
DETECTOR SOUNDS LEAVE YOUR HOME
IMMEDIATELY AND CALL 911

SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION if you
suspect CO Poisoning and are feeling
dizzy, light-headed or nauseous.

Don’t use a generator, charcoal grill,
camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoalburning device inside your home,
basement or garage or near a window.

Don’t heat your house with a gas oven.
ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY
Babies sleeping in cold rooms.
Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Warning Signs of Hypothermia
Adults:
Recognizing Frostbite

Shivering, exhaustion
AT THE FIRST SIGNS OF REDNESS OR PAIN IN ANY
SKIN AREA, GET OUT OF THE COLD OR PROTECT
ANY EXPOSED SKIN AREA.

Confusion, fumbling hands

Memory loss, slurred speech
Any of the following signs may indicate
frostbite.

Drowsiness
A white or greyish-yellow skin area
Infants:
Skin that feels unusually firm or waxy

Bright red, cold skin

Very low energy
Numbness
SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE
FROSTBITE.
Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medical …….……….724.335.3334
Behavioral Health 724.335.3334
Medical ……………..724.567.5671
Dental …………..…..724.335.2862
943 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
943 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
179 Columbia Ave., Vandergrift
947 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Outdoor Safety

Dress warmly and stay dry

Wear a hat, scarf, and mittens

If you have to do heavy outdoor chores,
dress warmly and work slowly

Avoid walking on ice or getting wet

Notify friends and family where you will be
before hiking, camping or skiing

If you are stranded, it is safest to stay in
your car
Connect with us on Social Media
Courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
January 2016
www.communityhealthclinic.org
Health Insurance Marketplace
Important Dates
Time is running out!
January 31st last day of Open
Enrollment! Last day to enroll
for coverage starting March 1st.
For free, friendly assistance in navigating the
Healthcare Marketplace contact our Certified
Application Counselors 724.889.2783
Fees for not having health
insurance will increase for
2016!
For 2016 the fee for not having
health insurance will increase to
$695.00 for adults and $347.50 for
children under 18 or 2.5% of income
which ever is higher!
For 2015 the fee is $325.00 for
adults and $162.50 for children or
2.0% of income whichever is higher.
Find out what health coverage options are
available to you. Call 724.889.2783 to meet
with a Certified Application Counselor.
Explore Your Health Coverage Options!
Finding affordable health coverage options can
be a daunting experience. Community Health
Clinic offers the services of a Certified
Application Counselor to assist you.
Mark Your Calendars!
Join CHC at the following
community events!
Outreach and Enrollment
January Event Schedule

See if you qualify for Medicaid, CHIP, VA
or cost-savings on Marketplace Coverage.

Get help with appeals

Explore non-coverage options
A Community Health Clinic Certified
Application Counselor will be at the
following locations to answer questions on
Health Coverage Options including the
Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid,
CHIP, CHC Sliding Fee and more.

Get help understanding the Marketplace and
taxes
Mon. January 25th-6:00-7:30 Health
Coverage Options Seminar Delmont Public
Library

Special Enrollment Periods
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Lower-cost or no-cost alternatives to
COBRA
Wed. January 27th-information table-Penn
State New Kensington Volunteer and
Advocacy Fair

All events are free and open to the public.
And more
This is a free, no-obligation service offered to
the community. Our Certified Application
Counselors represent no insurance companies,
and are required to be completely unbiased in
assisting consumers. Their goal is to help you
find the right coverage for you. 724.889.2783
Medical …….……….724.335.3334
Behavioral Health 724.335.3334
Medical ……………..724.567.5671
Dental …………..…..724.335.2862
943 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
943 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
179 Columbia Ave., Vandergrift
947 Fourth Ave., New Kensington
Would your group or organization like to
learn more about health coverage options?
We would be glad to hold a seminar or
presentation
for
your
group.
Call
724.889.2783 to schedule.
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