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RWHC’s Commentary on Questioning Health Insurance Companies

Recently, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative’s Executive Director, Tim Size, released a commentary article titled, “Question Your Health Insurance Company”. In the commentary, RWHC outlined seven important questions businesses and individuals can ask of their health insurer before being locked into a contract.

Southwest Health Hosts Pickleball Injury Prevention Event

Southwest Health’s fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon, Alexander Strassman, DO and Physical Therapist Breland Scharschmidt, PT, DPT, ATC will host a Pickleball Injury Prevention Event on April 18th at 5:30 PM at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Activity Center. Pickleball is continuing to dominate conversations, courts, and so much more! With the ever-increasing popularity of pickleball, more […]

Southwest Health Congratulates Platteville Podiatry on Retirement

Platteville Podiatry has announced that Dr. Joan Harrington and Dr. Scott Kjar are both retiring and Platteville Podiatry will close effective Friday, June 28, 2024. They share that it has been a great pleasure to serve so many in southwest Wisconsin, yet the time has come for them to step away from work and enjoy […]

Fighting Against the Flu

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and that only means one thing. Winter and flu season are right around the corner. To be prepared for the impending sickness that is bound to take over your household, there are a few different activities you can complete to be better prepared and stay healthy.

Southwest Heath Announces New Medical Office Building  

Southwest Health announced their plans for a new medical outpatient building, located on Eastside Road, adjacent to their Platteville hospital and clinic. To meet the growing healthcare needs in the region, Southwest Health will break ground in the spring of 2025 and when construction is complete in the summer of 2026, Southwest Health Behavioral Services, the Eye Center, and potentially other ancillary services will move to the new building.

Vaccines for Seniors

Ensuring the well-being of our senior citizens is essential for promoting long and healthy lives. There are three different types of vaccines seniors should consider receiving to protect against respiratory illnesses, including flu, RSV, and coronavirus. Below is quick guide of the different vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending and how Medicare can cover these shots.

Southwest Health Opens Darlington Clinic

Darlington Clinic Ribbon Cutting

Southwest Health’s previous Darlington Eye Center location on Main Street moved to the new clinic location. Various other Southwest Health specialty services will join the Eye Center and Darlington
Family Dental, including Obstetrics & Gynecology, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Ear, Nose,
and Throat care.

Pap Smears and HPV Vaccination

More than 11,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. The good news? Vaccination and regular screening can prevent the disease. During Cervical Health Awareness Month, it’s time to understand the steps that can be taken to protect yourself and your loved ones from cervical cancer.

Changing How You Go

Do you feel like you always have that urge to urinate? Do you also struggle with having regular bowel movements and feeling constipated? Do you sometimes think your urinary leakage is worse when you struggle with bowel movements?