Letter from the Executive Director

Letter from the Executive Director

Letter from Executive Director November 2018

Get out the winter gear. Summer 2018 is a memory. We are approaching our winter months, which will also mean the flu season is rapidly approaching.

Stop by to see the new building for health services. We are seeing patents there now. The original building is now for Community Services and Administration. We have finished the painting and updating and welcome visitors as well.

Vaccines Available

We regularly carry pneumonia and shingles vaccines for our patients’ year around. The flu season is a new type of vaccine every year, so we have to wait until the supplier distributes it. We have the vaccine available now. Call 543-3773 to schedule the time to come in your vaccine(s).

Holiday Schedule in November

Our holiday schedule for November notes we will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 through 21, 2018 during regular business hours. We will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume office hours on Monday, November 26, 2018. In case of an urgent need, please go to the nearest Emergency Department.

Community Gift Drawings

As members of the Bethel community we are providing in November and December two drawings. Stop by the Administrative offices in the original building at 631 4th Ave. to enter your name.  You do not have to be a patient to enter or present to win.  See Ashley Dade or myself for the ticket.

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Community Gift Drawing in November

Bethel Family Clinic is sponsoring a drawing in November for two chances to win a $75.00 AC gift certificate.

 You do not have to be a patient or present to win.

 Stop by the Administrative offices in the original (red) building – 631 4th Ave. to enter your name.

 We can start taking names October 15, 2018 and will have the drawing on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

 See Ashley Dade or Deb White for the ticket to enter.

 

In December – we will be providing two drawings for giant stockings with toys.  We will start taking tickets on Thursday, November 8, 2018 and the drawing will be held Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Mental Health Awareness Focus in October

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is dedicated to assisting in support and awareness. Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition. It affects everyone directly or indirectly. Stress, work-life balance, depression, and substance addiction can affect us at one point in our lives.

While often misunderstood, mental illness is treatable. Many of those diagnosed achieve strength and recovery through participating in individual or group treatments, medication therapy, or a combination of these. There are many different treatment options available. There is no treatment that works for everyone – individuals can chose the treatment, or combination of treatments, that works best.

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know both men and women can be get breast cancer? In October the focus on breast cancer awareness includes all members of the population. For men and women, the diagnosis and testing is virtually the same: Physical Examination; Diagnostic Mammograms; Breast MRI and Ultrasound tests; and Biopsies.

An average of 1 in 833 males has a risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime. For females the risk is 1 in 8.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation notes breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women.  For men, an estimated 2470 across the U.S. will be diagnosed this year as compared to 252,710 women.

There are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.  Early diagnosis and treatment and public awareness have been key factors in the successful treatment of breast cancer in the U.S. and worldwide.