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Consider this a wellness check!

Aug 03, 2021
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As COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty and disrupt many of our regular routines, we want to remind you that good health is more important than ever. Health Options is here to help Members get the most value from their health insurance plans. We have benefits and resources designed to help you and your dependents be your healthiest - at little or no additional cost to you.

  • First, back-to-school time is a great reminder to schedule wellness visits for you and your school-aged children (3-21 years). 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, and discuss or provide recommended vaccinations at $0 cost-share to you.
  • Second, if you or a dependent do not have a PCP, we encourage you to log into your Member portal at healthoptions.org. Then, click on “Doctors & Hospitals” and use the “Find a doctor or hospital” search to locate your desired PCP. Please call Member Services at (855) 624-6463 if you need further assistance.
  • Third, COVID-19 vaccines are widely available for individuals aged 12 and older throughout Maine. In addition, Health Options makes them available at $0 cost-share to Members. As the Delta variant becomes a more prominent strain, vaccination is the safest way to protect against severe illness. If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine, please call your PCP or your local pharmacy and schedule your shot today. Many pharmacies also offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccine services.

Our Members’ health, well-being, and safety are our priorities. Please call our Member Services at (855) 624-6463 for more information about preventive care benefits.

SEE ALSO

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.”