Medical Self-Care Skills Tool L3-6

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Medical Self-Care is an area of health knowledge and capability that addresses the way we consult medical references and use home medical equipment to diagnose and treat minor, self-limiting health problems. Our definition of Medical Self-Care is: “The set of skills that enables an individual to accurately assess and triage their personal and/or their family members’ common self-limiting medical symptoms.” Medical self-care is a supplemental intervention strategy for a wellness program to affect health plan cost, sick leave absenteeism and presenteeism costs.

Published 2016.

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