January 20, 2016
How to Find the Lowest Cost Option for Medical Services
Your doctor says you need a medical service, like labs, or a procedure, like a colonoscopy. He or she gives you a referral. What do you do next?
Although patients should follow their doctor’s recommendations, they have options on where to continue care and can make decisions based on their financial circumstances.
Online resources can be used to find estimates for a service or procedure in hospitals near you. With this information, you... Read More
December 1, 2015
Be educated on what your student health fee covers
According to NIH, “Close living quarters, shared restrooms, and a lot of social activities make a college student more likely to get sick during the academic year.” For most college students, mom and dad always took care of doctor’s appointments and the cost of medications, but now you are on your own. It is time that you learn the basics when it comes to paying for your health. It’s rare to find a student who isn’t counting on every penny to... Read More
November 17, 2015
It’s never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease!
“Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.”
High blood pressure presents no symptoms or warning signs! So, that’s why you need to be informed on your number. You can get your blood pressure checked for free at... Read More
November 10, 2015
Don’t Give Up Your Parking Spot, Get Care on Campus!
Are you a UNH employee? Do you ever worry about having to miss time from work to attend medical appointments? Well, the UNH Employee Clinic might be just what you need.
In 2012, UNH opened an on-campus employee health clinic that is easily accessed by all UNH employees and dependents over the age of 18. The UNH Employee Clinic provides employee members with plenty of services right on campus specifically targeted at specific individual needs... Read More
October 15, 2015
It is Time to Fully Understand How to Save Money on Healthcare, and How to Maximize all of the Benefits that you Receive
In the world that we live in today, the cost and complexity of healthcare causes many hardworking, middle class Americans to be unaware of whether or not they are maximizing their current healthcare plan. Not only are many Americans not fully aware of their benefits, but they could also be saving much needed money on healthcare costs.
As a consumer, it is important to... Read More
July 28, 2014
With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs.
Check out these simple prevention strategies you can do on... Read More
July 25, 2014
With the rising costs of medical care it is important to be a smart healthcare consumer. Urgent care facilities can be a great alternative to going to an Emergency Room which normally have high prices associated with them.
An Emergency room in usually attached to a hospital and runs twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. An ER is where to go in emergency situations or if you need an ambulance. However if are in a nonlife threatening situation an urgent care facility can be a smart... Read More
July 2, 2014
Currently in the US, there are roughly 1,600 walk-in medical clinics that reside in drugstores and supermarkets such as CVS, Walgreens, and Target. This number is projected to double within three years due to higher demands of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act. Walk-in medical clinics are so popular because no appointment is necessary, they accept a wide range of insurance, and they are open seven days a week, including evening hours. The services at the walk-in clinics are... Read More
June 16, 2014
Protect yourself from workplace injury at UNH.
Similar to medical treatment expenses, Workers Compensation costs are rapidly increasing. The majority of costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders each year. Daily work tasks that involve reaching and lifting, bending, sitting, pushing/pulling, keyboarding, using tools, operating machinery are often performed incorrectly. The stress of improper lifting and sitting techniques accumulates over time and wears the body down. Workplace... Read More
June 11, 2014
It’s important to be familiar with your go-to hospital when a family or friend or yourself isn’t feeling well or has an emergency. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a report that stated one in twenty-five patients who are admitted to a hospital develop a hospital-acquired infection. Most people go to the hospital to avoid further sickness, but this cannot be guaranteed. TIME released an article containing information that Consumer Reports released reports on safety and other health... Read More