How to Own Your Own Health

How to Find the Right Primary Care Doctor for You
It makes sense to establish a relationship with a primary care doctor before you need immediate medical treatment. Learn more
Getting the Right Care

Good health care is the right care, at the right time, for the right reason. Learn more

Taking Care of Yourself
Taking care of yourself means taking an active role in your health and health care so you can stay as healthy as you can. Learn more
Talking to Your Doctor

Communication is a two-way street. It's important to talk openly and honestly with your doctor about your health so they can best help you. Not sure what to say? Learn more
Five Ways to Get the Right
Amount of Care

When it comes to health care, we all want and deserve quality. But just because something is called health care doesn't mean it's good for your health. Getting the right care when you need it - not too much or too little - is a big part of what makes up quality. Learn more
Choosing the Right Hospital
There may be times when you or a loved one needs to choose a hospital, understand what should happen in the hospital, read hospital bills, and know what to do after leaving the hospital. Learn more
Making Smart Choices
Informed patients make smarter choices. You can save money, save time and get better sooner if you know how to ask for and where to get the right medical care. Learn more
Managing Your Health Information
There are a variety of tracking and recordkeeping tools and websites for managing your and your loved one’s health information. Learn more
Tips on What to do Before Your Health Care Appointment
Sometimes you know what illness or medical condition you have before an appointment. Other times you might only know your symptoms. Either way, it helps to gather information before you see your doctor. Learn more
Tips on What to Do During Your Health Care Appointment Ideas that can help you communicate better with your health care team. Better communication can mean better health. Learn more
Your Primary Care Doctor is Your Partner for Life Find and visit a primary care provider you trust. Your primary care doctor is your partner in health. Learn more
Understanding Your Health Care Costs Communicates two key messages to employees: (1) that employees and employers share the burden of health care costs and face similar challenges when making difficult trade-offs, and (2) that both employers and employees can take steps to better manage the costs of care while still ensuring access to high-quality care.
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Understanding the Basics of Quality Care Defines “good quality” care. Explains how studies show that quality care varies and therefore quality cannot be taken for granted. Discusses what health care providers and employers are doing to help safeguard and improve quality of care. Learn more
Choose Wisely
This initiative seeks to help physicians and patients have conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and supports physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. - See more at: http://oyh.wacommunitycheckup.org/choosingwisely/#sthash.lsMNAUn2.dpuf

This initiative seeks to help physicians and patients have conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and supports physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. Learn more