As part of the Care Advantage Program, we have partnered with your health insurance provider to help you stay safe and healthy at home. Together, we are working to assist you in obtaining preventative health services recommended by your health insurance plan, such as scheduling an annual wellness visit with your primary care physician or obtaining a lab test to help manage your chronic condition(s).
According to your health insurance provider, you are overdue for one or more of your routine annual screening requirements. Please contact us at 1.888.233.8746 and select option 3 to have one of our staff members assist you.
Annual wellness visits are an opportunity for you to receive preventative services and guidance on topics such as diet, exercise and healthy living. These visits also help in addressing acute issues and the management of chronic conditions.
If you cannot get to your doctor’s office, your health insurance provider has several options for visits, including an in-home visit or a telehealth visit. Please contact your local office so we may assist you in next steps.
HgBA1C, also known as the hemoglobin A1C or HbA1c test, is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months. It is a test commonly used to screen for prediabetes or diabetes and is also the main test utilized to help manage diabetes.
You may not be diabetic but still need this test. This test may be required because you are taking medications that alter your blood sugar.
Unmanaged diabetes can lead to a number of serious medical conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, neuropathy, and premature death. Proper diabetes management will help you stay healthy at home by potentially avoiding the long-term health complications related to the disease.
For more information on diabetes and how this test works, visit www.diabetes.org.
If you are unable to go to a lab for testing, you may be able to have your blood drawn from your home or your health insurance provider may be able to have a simple one step in home test kit sent to you. Please contact your local office so we may assist you in next steps.
Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer among women regardless of age or ethnicity. Nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer death in women.
The best way to identify and treat any possible breast issues is with regular screening mammograms. A mammogram can see changes to your breast tissue as small as grains of sand, making it the best tool for detecting cancer as early as possible.
Early screening and detection reduce the risk of cancer related deaths. It also allows for a wider range of treatment options, lower healthcare costs and longevity.
For more information, visit https://www.komen.org/breast-cancer/screening/.
Please contact your local office and we can provide you with a complete list of the centers in your area that are contracted with your health insurance provider for mammograms.
Addiction is a physical, mental, and psychological disease, and should be treated as such. If treatment is recommended, there are many benefits to starting and staying with ongoing rehab and counseling services. Therapy will help to uncover any triggers that set off the desire to use substances as well as learn new healthy coping mechanisms to prevent relapses. More than just recovering from addiction, rehab provides a focus on your body and mind’s overall health. You also gain a community of staff, counselors, and fellow recovering addicts to support you through your treatment and beyond.
If your doctor or provider has ordered treatment or rehab, it is important you start and stay with the program. Please contact your local office and we can provide you with a complete list of the centers in your area that are contracted with your health insurance provider. We can also connect you with specialists at your health plan who can discuss your specific needs and find the best program for you.
For more information visit https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline.