Patient First provides a full range of preventive, primary, and
urgent care services.
Find Patient First Physicians and Physician Assistants near you.
Patient First operates 70 Neighborhood Medical Centers across the Mid-Atlantic region.
To determine if we participate with your plan, please select your state under Insurance Participation.
To view self-pay prices for office visit charges and add-on services, select your state under Self-Pay Pricing.
Patient First has been providing Occupational Health services
for employers and employees since 1981.
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Apply a generous amount of sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes before you leave your home and reapply it every two to three hours while outside. Be sure to cover all exposed skin, including forgotten places like the back of your neck, ears, feet, and exposed scalp. Do not rely on sunscreen lotion alone. You can also go the extra mile by wearing long sleeved clothing and long pants to cover your skin.
A hat with a four inch brim protects more than 95 percent of your head, neck, and face. A hat protects some of the more sensitive areas of the head and will help you see better on sunny days by reducing glare.
Take advantage of shade whenever possible. Stay indoors or in the shade when the sun is most intense, between 10am and 3 pm. Try to schedule outdoor activities for early morning or late afternoon to avoid the harshest UV rays.
Everyone looks better with a tan, right? Wrong. There is no such thing as a base tan that provides protection from sun damage, so skip the tanning parlor and layout sessions. Every tan increases the risk that harmful UV rays pose to your skin. Tanning can also speed up your skins aging process and make the appearance of wrinkles more defined. Stay younger looking, and don’t tan.