There’s no question that local healthcare providers are true heroes, working hard to help keep you and your family healthy. Especially over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers have been on the front line, risking their own health to serve our communities. What’s the best way to say thank you to those special people on the front lines of health and wellness? We have a few ideas to help you show your appreciation and make your provider’s day.
A good, old-fashioned thank you note written from the heart can do a lot to express your thanks to your local healthcare providers. Reading sincere words of thanks is guaranteed to lift their spirits and make them feel appreciated. If you have kiddos, enlist them to help you write the letter, or include a hand-drawn picture for a personal touch. You can drop it off in person at your next visit, or pop it in the mail to deliver directly to the clinic where they work.
Another idea is to say thank you with a little treat sent to the clinic. From cookies to power bars or a special coffee order, or swag to decorate a stethoscope, a little token of your appreciation can be a meaningful way to show your gratitude. It doesn’t have to be anything big—and handmade items like knit scarves or hand-crafted jewelry make some of the most precious mementos.
Even in a small amount like $5, giving a gift card for a local coffee spot or restaurant is a lovely way to recognize healthcare staff who have made a positive impact on your life and support the local economy. And with long hours spent helping people, doctors, nurses, and other staff can always appreciate indulging a fix or fuel up on delicious local eats after a long day at work. An added bonus is getting to support local businesses in your community at the same time.
A personal offline thank you will always mean the world, but you can also take to the internet to express your thanks for your providers. A video that shares kind words or a post talking about your good experience has the power to reach more people with your message, making a meaningful thank you and potentially reaching someone in a similar situation who could benefit from knowing your experience.
The biggest way you can share your appreciation for your healthcare provider is by taking your health seriously. Keeping yourself healthy makes your healthcare providers happy! Check out our Preventative Care Checklist to get in sync with the recommended care items for every age group.
From scheduling your annual visit, to coming in for advice when you’re not feeling well and finding the right diet and exercise for your health and lifestyle, there’s a lot you can do to help keep yourself feeling good. Keeping your health and wellness at the top of your mind will show gratitude to your healthcare provider too.
For help along the way in your wellness journey, Community Health Partners is here. Contact your nearest clinic to find affordable and inclusive healthcare in the Southwest Montana community.