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Embracing Healthy Aging: Your Path to Wellness

Aging is an inevitable and natural process we all experience as we journey through life. While we can't control the passage of time, we can certainly influence how we age and the quality of our later years. In fact, CHP’s Nancy Van Vessem, M.D., Center for Healthy Aging is all about adding quality to the aging process. Healthy aging isn't just about living longer; it's also about maintaining physical vitality, mental acuity, and emotional well-being.

posted: September 08, 2023

Starting School Smart: Navigating the Back-to-School Season Without the Flu Interrupting

As summer break winds down and the back-to-school season approaches, the excitement of  kids reuniting with friends and diving into new academic challenges is upon us. However, the return to classrooms also coincides with the onset of another season — influenza season. With the potential for flu outbreaks coinciding with the school year, it's crucial to understand how to protect yourself, your family, and the community.

Here are few ways to protect yourself from the flu:

posted: September 08, 2023

National Cholesterol Education Month: Let's Talk Heart Health!

As we enter National Cholesterol Education Month, it's the perfect time to focus on a topic that impacts millions of lives worldwide. The purpose of this month is to raise awareness of the health risks associated with high cholesterol such as stroke and heart disease. Both are leading causes of death in our community.

What is cholesterol?

posted: September 01, 2023

Capital Health Plan & Idalia Update: 4:00p.m. on 8/29

Based on the latest projections, Capital Health Plan has made the decision to close all departments and offices on Wednesday, August 30, with the exception of CHP Urgent Care, which may open from 5pm – 10pm.  The decision on Urgent Care will be revisited this afternoon by 3 pm.

posted: August 29, 2023

Capital Health Plan & Idalia Update: 6:25pm on 8/30

Based on the latest projections, Capital Health Plan has made the decision to close all departments and offices, including CHP Urgent Care, on Wednesday, August 30th. We will reopen on Thursday, August 31st at 8:00am.

posted: August 29, 2023

The people behind the record: Understanding the role of Health Informatics and Information Management professionals in your health care

It's 8:30 p.m. as a concerned mom pulls into the parking lot at Capital Health Plan’s Urgent Care center in Northeast Tallahassee. Mom explains that her 5-year-old son has been ill most of the day and has a fever that peaked at 102 degrees. She tried treating the fever at home but couldn’t get it to come down. The physician enters the exam room, completes an assessment of the boy, and begins entering notes.

posted: July 31, 2023

Envisioning a Brighter Future: Focusing on Children's Eye Safety in August

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, observed in August, aims to raise awareness of the well-being of children's eyes and ensure the safety of children’s eyes. With the school year getting ready to begin, it’s important to prioritize the well-being of children’s eye care as they resume their educational journey. With 30,000 public school students in the Leon County School District alone, it’s clearly important to emphasize the significance of children's eye care.

posted: July 31, 2023

Capital Health Plan Names New CEO

Sabin Bass will succeed retiring John Hogan

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Capital Health Plan today announced that long-time President and CEO John Hogan is retiring from his position and will be succeeded by Sabin Bass, who has served as Capital Health Plan’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

posted: July 25, 2023

Capital Health Plan Launches Walk with a Doc Program in Tallahassee

New program kicks off event at Cascades Park

posted: July 19, 2023

Advance Care Planning: Securing Your Future Health Care with an Advance Directive

As we go about our lives, it's easy to overlook the possibility of unforeseen health complications or the need for end-of-life care. However, taking the time to engage in advance care planning is a gift to your loved ones in that ensures your wishes are honored and provides peace of mind for both you and your loved ones.

posted: June 30, 2023