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The MVCC Wellness Council coordinates and promotes activities and resources to support the overall well-being of MVCC faculty and staff. This section includes information and links to many of those resources.

April 

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do to help you feel your best every day. Your Primary Care Provider is your partner in managing your health. Seeing them for regular preventive care ensures you are up to date on recommended screenings and immunizations. They can also catch health issues early before they become harder to treat. 

What is a Primary Care Provider? A Primary Care Provider (PCP) is a healthcare professional who cares for both routine and chronic health needs. They are an advocate for your health; they take care of you when you are sick, ensure you get the preventive care you need, and help you manage any conditions you have. They also counsel you on how to stay healthy or get healthier. 

A PCP can be a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. They have specialized training in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics (for children). Geriatricians (for older adults) and obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYN) can also be considered primary care providers if they coordinate all aspects of their patients' healthcare.

Seeing a PCP regularly is important for many reasons, at any age, and even when people are healthy. If you need help finding a primary care provider, use the Find a Doctor tool provided by Excellus BCBS.

Also:

  • Reminder: Free fitness classes are available for employees during this Spring semester. Make sure to check your email for class offerings!
  • The Ted Moore Run/Walk is Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. Learn more and sign up.

MVCC Employee Wellness Monthly Focus Calendar

2023-2024