Yourself at Home
More than 80 percent of all health problems are cared for in the
home. Know how to recognize common health problems, what to do
when they occur and how to prevent health problems from
first aid tips
Consult Self Care Handbook
Handbooks contain a wealth of information that can help you
treat many health care issues at home, with safe expert advice.
With its comprehensive index, a self care handbook lists most
health problems which may be treated at home, as well as advice
on when to seek medical attention. These handbooks may be
obtained at bookstores or your health plan may provide them.
Call Your Primary Care Physician
Your primary care physician can help you decide the best
approach to a plan of care for your medical situation. It is
important to establish a good relationship with your own doctor,
to ensure he or she is completely familiar with you and any of
your medical conditions.
Go to the Emergency Room
Visiting the emergency room can be a frightening experience, but
with a little preparation and close contact with your primary
care physician, you will be able to maximize the services
provided in a time of need.