One of the best ways to keep yourself healthy is to go to regular checkups. If you can’t remember the last time you’ve been to the doctor, it’s time to change your habits — remember, prevention is the best treatment. Don’t wait until symptoms start. Find a local health care center and arrange for an appointment!
If you’re not used to attending regular checkups, you might not know where to go. Fortunately, finding your local health care center is quick and easy; here are some tips.
Target What You Need
If you already have an existing condition, such as arthritis, search for a health care center in your area that treats this particular condition.
Check Local Stores
Health care centers want you to find them, and they will often put out brochures in local stores. Pharmacies are great for this because they’re also health-related.
Look It Up Online
Try a directory listing website for people and businesses, such as Canada 411. Be specific in your search – try the keywords “health care center” in conjunction with your town’s name. This should give you the names and addresses of all local health care centers in your town.
Choose What’s Best For You
If you have a condition that requires a specialist, this may mean traveling to a health care center that may be farther away. If you only need a checkup, this means choosing the nearest health care center to encourage you to go there more often.
Remember, You Can Always Switch
If your situation ever changes and you need a specialist at a different local health care center, you can always switch to a different one. Doctors will transfer your files so that the new doctor knows your medical history.