Safeguarding your health in 2021 is more important than ever, and Health Options is here to help you get the most value from your health insurance plan. We have benefits and resources designed to help you achieve and maintain your best health at little or no additional cost to you.
To start the year off right, we recommend scheduling a free annual wellness visit(s) for you and any dependent children on your plan. Wellness visits are a time for you and your Primary Care Provider (PCP) to:
• discuss your personal and family health history;
• identify necessary preventive tests and screenings;
• provide routine vaccines that are due; and
• discuss recommended vaccinations
Your PCP is also the person to talk to about emotional or mental health concerns. Use your annual visit as a time time for you to raise concerns, get instructions clarified, and ask questions about your overall health.
We created this checklist of questions to help make the most of your visit:
• Am I due for any screenings or testing?
• What can I do to stay healthy in the future?
• Do you recommend changes in my diet or taking any vitamins?
• What amount of exercise do you recommend?
• How will I know when and where to get vaccinated for COVID-19?
• What’s the best way to reach you if I have questions after I leave your office today?
We value your Membership! Please contact our local Members Services team with any questions at (855) 624-6463, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wishing you a safe and healthy 2021,
Community Health Options
With so much focus on COVID-19 precautions, the seasonal flu could escape many peoples’ minds. But health experts want everyone to pay more attention than ever to preventing influenza this year. And, it's not too late to get a flu vaccination.
In an August 4, 2020 report on National Public Radio, Mark Thompson, an epidemiologist in the Influenza Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said, "No year is a good year to get the flu, but this year — with COVID-19 also raging — it's especially bad.” He noted that "People who can avoid the flu will help reduce the burden on a U.S. health care system already overwhelmed by COVID-19.”