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Primary Care's Focus on Preventive Health and Overall Wellness



At Compass Community Health, we believe in the power of preventive health and the significant role it plays in improving overall wellness. Primary care is not just about treating illnesses; it's about creating a foundation for a lifetime of good health. Our approach focuses on preventing health issues before they arise and maintaining optimal well-being through every stage of life. In this blog, we will explore aspects of preventive health and how our dedicated team at Compass Community Health works to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.


The Philosophy of Compass’s Primary Care

Preventive health is at the heart of what we do at Compass Community Health. It's about taking proactive steps to prevent diseases and maintain health, rather than reacting to health issues as they occur. 


We focus on offering patient-centered primary care, which has a strong emphasis on comprehensive, holistic care. Patient-centered care is when “an individual’s specific health needs and desired health outcomes are the driving force behind all health care decisions and quality measurements. Patients are partners with their healthcare providers, and providers treat patients not only from a clinical perspective, but also from an emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and financial perspective.”


This means that our providers are focused on delivering personalized solutions that will help you live your best life. Learn more about our patient-centered care.



Regular Health Screenings and Assessments

Regular check-ups and health assessments are crucial components of preventive care. These visits allow us to detect potential health issues early, when they are most treatable, and to monitor ongoing conditions. We tailor our health assessments to each individual, considering factors like age, gender, and personal health history, ensuring that each patient receives the most relevant and effective care. Common routine health screenings include body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, and blood pressure screening.



Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

At Compass Community Health, we recognize that mental health is just as important as physical health. Our team provides support and resources for those in need, including counseling, and therapy. We understand how hard it is to start conversations about seeking help for mental health, but these conversations may be easier to start with a long-term primary care provider whom you have a relationship with.


Building Long-term Patient-Provider Relationships

The foundation of effective preventive health care is a strong, long-term relationship between patients and their primary care providers. At Compass Community Health, we value the continuity of care and the personalized approach that comes with a lasting patient-provider relationship. We strive to create a trusting environment where patients feel comfortable discussing their health concerns openly and honestly.


Preventive health and overall wellness are at the core of our mission at Compass Community Health, which is to provide access to quality healthcare to all members of our community. We encourage everyone to engage regularly with their primary care providers and take an active role in their health journey. Need help getting started? Reach out today to find out more about how we can get you started on a journey to a healthier lifestyle.


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-Call: 740-355-7102

-Address: 1634 11th St, Portsmouth, OH 45662

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