Page 4 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - February 2016
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Pharmacy Go red for women

Contributed by Denise Walker, Chehalis Heart awareness flu shots, tetanus and pneumonia. LUNCH AND LEARN
Tribal Wellness Center health director encouraged during Some screenings:
month of February n Height, weight and BMI (body In honor of American Heart Month,
As many of you are aware, we the SDPI/DM programs will provide
are in the process of discontinuing Well-woman visit: What is it and mass index) a Lunch and Learn from noon-1 p.m.
our services with Geneva Woods why? n Blood pressure, pulse and Feb. 25 at the Chehalis Tribal Wellness
Pharmacy. Geneva Woods stopped Center’s physical therapy room. The
their Olympia operations as a daily This is also called an annual temperature topic will be women’s heart awareness.
pharmacy and moved that part of their physical, wellness visit or well- n Family health history We will serve a salad bar. All are welcome
operations to Seattle. The pharmacy woman exam. Medicare and most n Diabetes (high blood pressure, to attend. We are asking everyone to wear
tried to continue to offer the same level private insurances are now required red to show your support for women’s heart
of service and deliveries, but it did not to cover preventive services such high cholesterol, thyroid problems, health. Contact Christina Hicks, community
work out. Because of the many errors as cholesterol and blood pressure cancer) wellness manager, at 360-273-5504.
we experienced, we made the choice to checks and help to quit smoking.
discontinue services with them. Now there is no excuse to skip your n Tobacco use UPCOMING EVENTS
annual well-woman visit. We want You also can get labs to check your
Originally, the reason CTWC to make getting your annual physical blood sugar level, cholesterol levels, KIDNEY DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
started using Geneva Woods for some screening a routine checkup. thyroid level and urine screening to In honor of March being Kidney Disease
of the prescriptions was check kidney function. Awareness Month, we will have a Lunch
Safeway couldn’t handle Your well-woman visit should be: Heart disease is the No.1 killer of and Learn from noon-1 p.m. March 15 at the
the volume from our n An annual physical screening women; it kills more women than Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center’s physical
patients because of their n A discussion about your health all forms of cancer combined. The therapy room. The topic will be kidney
staffing cuts and changes. n Helpful in identifying serious well-woman visit should have a disease, kidney screening tool. We will serve
When we recently needed health concerns such as heart disease special emphasis on detecting early a vegetarian lasagna. All are welcome to
to discontinue services and stroke before they become life- signs of heart disease. It is better to attend.
with Geneva Woods threatening prevent than to treat after a possible COMMUNITY DINNER
Pharmacy, we called n An exam should be tailored to life-threatening event. To make an SPIPA’s Comprehensive Cancer Control
Safeway in Centralia your age, family history, past health appointment for your exam, please Program, NWWP and the SDPI program are
and were told they had history and need for preventative call the Chehalis Tribal Wellness collaborating on a community dinner at 5
a higher staffing level screenings. It will screen for other Center at 360-273-55034. p.m. March 29 at the gathering room. Topics
now and could process health problems that are unique to include cancer, HPV and kidney disease.
our prescriptions. If you women (mammograms for breast MONTHLY COMMUNITY WALK
still have prescriptions at Geneva cancer, pap smears for cervical Noon March 17. There will be sign-up sheets
Woods or have refills coming up, you cancer, prenatal care) along with for those who walk at the Tribal Center, Elders
will need to call Safeway at 360- colon cancer and obesity screenings, Center, Community Center and the clinic.
330-5229 to have your prescription Walkers are eligible for a door prize raffle.

If you would like your prescriptions
picked up from Safeway, we pick up
on Tuesdays and Fridays and you will
need to call the clinic and have your
name put on the pickup list.

We have asked staff to not pick up
prescriptions when they are at Safeway
if patient names are not on the list
because they might pick up themselves.

For those of you who live in the
Olympia area, we have completed
a contract with Walgreens at 702
Trosper Road in Tumwater. This is the
only Walgreens allowed at this time.
There is an authorization number
needed for your prescriptions at
Walgreens, so please contact the clinic
when you are in need of a prescription
or a refill at Walgreens and they will
assist you.

There will not be a medication
pickup at Walgreens. You will need to
pick your prescriptions up.

Please let me know if you have any
questions or concerns at 360-709-1772.
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