What are the Different Components of the MLAC?

  • A comprehensive, thorough assessment of your health in a convenient ½ day setting
  • A personalized plan to maximize your health
  • Coordination of your health care needs
  • Education: what you need to know about menopause and your health
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What Kind of Topics will be Discussed in the Educational Session?

The 90 minute interactive shared educational session will include experts on several topics. We try to make the topics specific for that assessment group and/or that are the top concerns of women who are near or post-menopause. Past topics have included: positive aging, memory, menopause, women’s heart health, dealing with stress and intimacy.

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What is the Cost of the Program?

(TBD)

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Is the Clinic Covered by my Insurance? Will it Cover the Services Provided?

If you have insurance, we will contact them for estimated coverage. We will then notify you of what your estimated out-of-pocket expense will be.

Because of the large amount of preparatory work we do for each individual participant BEFORE the assessment, we do require the estimated financial responsibility is received at least two weeks before the clinic date. The final cost will depend on what your insurance actually pays after being billed. You may therefore receive an additional bill after the clinic. Please note, it is your responsibility to know your policy benefits and specific provisions and also to ensure your insurance company will cover or has paid their portion of the bill. Please contact your insurance company or your employer's benefits office for more information.

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How Long does the Assessment Take?

The Women’s Midlife Assessment Clinic is a ½ day clinic, please see the sample schedule for breakdown of clinic times. Note* Please arrive by 12:15 PM and check in at the reception desk.

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Education with the Experts
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Individual Health Assessment / Visit Information Areas
Post-visit Health Summary & Personal Recommendations
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What is a Health Coach and How can I Prepare for my Visit With One?

Health Coaches are trained to help you in identifying YOUR goals for health, and to facilitate your development of an action plan to be successful in changing behavior. We recommend that you prioritize one to two topics to discuss with your coach at this time. Topics to consider may include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical activity/exercise
  • Eating and nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Improving health conditions (blood pressure, blood sugar, sleep, etc.)

Health coaches are faculty and graduate students in the College of Health who have multi-disciplinary training and experience in the fields of exercise science, nutrition, stress management and health behavior change. Health coaches recognize that individuals require specific attention relative to their unique life circumstances. They do not provide global prescriptions for behavior change. Rather, they help individuals target behavior changes that are identified as most important yet doable for a given situation.

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How Much Time will I Have With Each of my Providers?

Please arrive by 12:15 PM and check in at the reception desk. First will be a 90 minute interactive shared educational session. Secondly, you will have your individual assessment. You will have an assessment with internal medicine and gynecology, for a total of 60 minutes. You will also have a full screen for skin cancer by dermatology which will take 15 minutes. Some sessions will have audiology present to perform a hearing assessment, this will also take roughly 15 minutes. Additionally, you will have 30 minutes to speak with your health coach to discuss the one to two topics that you have chosen to prioritize. Third, there will be 30 minute individual time slots scheduled within your assessment, during which you may leisurely visit informational areas.

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What Follow up is Provided After I Attend the Assessment Clinic?

If additional healthcare and/or testing are recommended, these will be coordinated, if you would like. It is important that we maintain an informational loop with your primary care provider for continuity of your care. With your permission, we will send a copy of your post-visit summary and letter to your provider. (Health coach check in periodically?)

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Will This Take the Place of my Usual Care?

The Midlife Women’s Assessment Clinic does not take the place of your usual medical care. You will want to have a primary healthcare provider for ongoing wellness and medical care. This is a periodic assessment; you may want to repeat the assessment at some time in the future if your health or risk factors change, or simply as a full re-assessment of your health. It is important that we maintain an informational loop with your primary care provider for continuity of your care. With your permission, we will send a copy of your post-visit summary and letter to your provider.

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Will Screening Tests be Performed at the Clinic?

Routine health screen will be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the clinic. If Pap smear is due, will be done at the clinic.

Additional testing may be recommended/coordinated at a later time.

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Will vaccines be provided at the clinic?

Most vaccines will be available at the clinic if you are due to receive one See a list of recommended vaccines.

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