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Celebrating Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month! At Open Arms Healthcare Center, we are excited to dedicate this month to raising awareness about the health challenges that men face and promoting healthy living. Men’s Health Month is a crucial time to focus on the importance of preventive care, mental health, and overall well-being for men of all ages, especially those in underserved and underrepresented communities.


Why Men’s Health Month Matters


Men’s Health Month is designed to encourage men to take control of their health and make informed decisions about their wellness. Statistically, men are less likely to visit healthcare providers regularly, leading to higher risks of untreated health conditions. By highlighting men’s health, we aim to reduce these risks and improve health outcomes.


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Our Commitment to Men’s Health


At Open Arms Healthcare Center, we offer a variety of services tailored to meet the unique needs of men:


- Preventive Care: Regular check-ups, screenings, and vaccinations are essential in preventing serious health issues. We provide comprehensive health assessments to catch potential problems early.


- Mental Health Services: Mental health is just as important as physical health. Our mental health professionals offer counseling and support to help men manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.


- PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis): For those at risk of HIV, PrEP is a vital tool in prevention. We offer consultations and prescriptions for PrEP, ensuring that men have access to the medications they need to stay healthy.


- Chronic Disease Management: Conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease require ongoing management. Our team provides education, monitoring, and treatment plans to help men live healthier lives.


- Family Planning and Sexual Health: We offer resources and support for reproductive health, including family planning services and sexual health education.


Special Focus on the LGBTQ+ Community


Men’s Health Month at Open Arms Healthcare Center also emphasizes the importance of inclusive healthcare. We recognize the unique health challenges faced by LGBTQ+ men and are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment. Our services are designed to be respectful and affirming, ensuring that everyone receives the care they deserve.


Get Involved and Take Charge of Your Health


Here are some ways you can get involved in Men’s Health Month and take charge of your health:


- Schedule a Check-up: Don’t wait for a health issue to arise. Schedule a preventive care visit today.

- Prioritize Mental Health: Seek support if you’re struggling with mental health issues. It’s okay to ask for help.

- Stay Active: Regular physical activity can improve your overall health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

- Eat a Balanced Diet: Good nutrition is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

- Educate Yourself: Learn about the health risks you may face and how to prevent them.


Join Us in Promoting Men’s Health


Open Arms Healthcare Center is here to support you every step of the way. This Men’s Health Month, let’s work together to break the stigma around men’s health and encourage a culture of wellness and preventive care.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit oahcc.org or call us directly at 601.500.7660. Let’s make men’s health a priority this June and beyond!


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Open Arms Healthcare Center is dedicated to providing holistic primary healthcare services to underserved, underinsured, and underrepresented populations in Mississippi and beyond, with a special emphasis on the LGBTQ+ community. Our mission is to ensure that everyone has access to quality healthcare, regardless of their background or circumstances.


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