Health Plan of San Joaquin Expedites Access to Benefits & Prescriptions for Any HPSJ Medi-Cal Member Who May be Affected by ongoing California Wildfires & Smoke, or Related Power Outages
Link to HPSJ Resource Center: https://www.hpsj.com/safe/
(French Camp, CA) – Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) has set up streamlined access to benefits and prescriptions for any of its members who may be impacted during this fire season. HPSJ is reaching out to members with the information found in the HPSJ Resource Center, at https://www.hpsj.com/safe/. HPSJ is taking these steps so that members who may be impacted by these disasters are able to have ready access to medical services and prescriptions they might need, and so that all members and HPSJ providers are aware of how they can add this information to their planning in the event of impacts from the current fire season.
IMPORTANT HEALTH MESSAGE FOR EVERYONE – GET YOUR FLU SHOT!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older be vaccinated against the flu. It’s especially important that people at high risk for getting complications from the flu—such as pneumonia—get the vaccine.
That high risk group includes kids younger than five years old; adults 65 and older; pregnant women; and people who have chronic health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease.
You can get the vaccine any time during flu season – just be sure and get it as early as you can.
Health Plan of San Joaquin, a not-for-profit, public health plan, has been serving members and the community since 1996. Located in the heart of California’s multicultural Central Valley, local HPSJ is the leading Medi-Cal managed care provider, serving over 91% of Medi-Cal recipients in San Joaquin County and over 67% in Stanislaus County. HPSJ offers a broad network of providers and works closely with doctors to develop programs and services to ensure quality health care for almost 340,000 members who are mostly working families and children, as well as seniors and disabled residents.
Jill Center, Senior Communications Specialist