Healthcare has been at the top of mind for many Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how seriously have millennials been about their personal health during the pandemic? Harmony Healthcare IT recently surveyed 2,040 millennials on the topics of healthcare, primary care physicians, and annual physical examinations during the pandemic.
They found that 79% of millennials say they currently have a primary care physician. 65% of millennials received a yearly check-up during the pandemic. 43% of millennials have been ignoring a health issue, with 33% of those report ignoring a health issue for over a year. The most common reasons millennials put off annual check-ups: 1. The pandemic 2. They feel healthy 3. Visits to the doctor are too expensive 4. Too inconvenient 5. Prefer urgent care. 69% of millennials report searching Google for health advice instead of going to the doctor with 24% trusting google to diagnose their symptoms. Top ways millennials find medical advice: 1. WebMD 2. News articles 3. YouTube 4. Health apps 5. FamilyDoctor.org 6. Reddit. The survey also found that 24% of millennials report taking on medical debt during the pandemic.