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Tools to Fight the Omicron Variant

January 17th, 2022 in News

The recent surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is due to how easily this variant spreads. But there are things you can do to help! Protect your loved ones and help keep vital community functions running smoothly – like hospitals and other essential businesses Read More

 

Does COPD affect your Quality of Life?

January 3rd, 2022 in News

According to recent data from the CDC, Missouri has a higher rate of people with COPD compared to other states. In the survey, Missourians diagnosed with COPD said that their condition limits their activity and affects their mental health – both of which can affect quality of life. If you suffer from COPD “flare-ups”, also known as exacerbations, which cause you to go to the Emergency Room or be admitted for inpatient care, you should know that a doctor may be able to help you find better ways to manage your COPD and keep you out of the hospital. Medications that reduce your flare-ups can improve your quality of life and may be covered by your plan benefits. Read More

 

How to Access Information

December 17th, 2021 in News

At Cox HealthPlans, we want to make accessing your health plan information as easy as possible. Read More

 

How to Obtain an Interpreter

December 7th, 2021 in News

Cox HealthPlans, and CoxHealth, uses InDemand interpreting services that provide over 200 languages at no charge to you. All interpreters are medically certified to translate for all your healthcare needs. Read More

 

Are You Shopping for Healthcare Coverage?

November 8th, 2021 in News

November 1st kicks off the open enrollment season! This is the time to enroll in, or renew, your health plan coverage. Read More

 

Take a Breath…and Control of Your Asthma

October 12th, 2021 in News

Asthma is a condition that currently affects over 25 million adults and children in the US, and according to the CDC, over 10 million had at least one asthma attack in 2019. During an asthma attack, the airways of the lungs swell and constrict. Symptoms can include reoccurring episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, or coughing at night. Read More

 

Statins for Cardiovascular Health

September 28th, 2021 in News

Statins are drugs that can lower your cholesterol, which can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. Sometimes, a statin can still be helpful for you even if you don’t have high cholesterol. Read More

 

Monoclonal Antibodies for High-Risk Covid-19 Positive Patients

September 24th, 2021 in News

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, one of the first questions you may have is, What can I do to reduce the risk of getting sicker? The good news is, there are treatments that may reduce that risk. Depending on your age, health history, and how long you’ve had symptoms of COVID-19, you may qualify for a promising form of treatment for the disease. It’s called monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment. Read More

 

What is an Advance Directive?

September 14th, 2021 in News

Advance Directives are legal documents that allow you to give directions about your future medical care in the event you become mentally or physically unable to communicate your wishes. CHP encourages every member to complete an Advance Medical Directive. These forms offer peace of mind for your future medical care. You can find thorough information, including frequently asked questions, forms, and directions, on the CoxHealth website at the link below. Read More

 

Get the Right Care, Right Now

August 27th, 2021 in News

Don’t know where to go after your Primary Care Physician office closes? As a valued Cox HealthPlans member, we are offering after-hours care options to make your health care as convenient as possible. Read More

 

New Cox Monett Hospital

August 18th, 2021 in News

At the new Cox Monett Hospital, you’ll find all the care you need in one place, close to home. At our new 100,000 square foot facility, you’ll find a full-service, Level 4 stroke and STEMI center emergency department, attached physician clinics, on-site surgery, sleep medicine, radiology with in-house MRI and a 64-slice CT scanner, pharmacy and diabetes care, as well as enhanced women’s care with 3D mammography and labor and delivery. The same five-star care you’re used to – at a new five-star location. Read More

 

Immunization Awareness Month: Making the Vaccine Decision

August 3rd, 2021 in News

August is Immunization Awareness Month. With so much information—and sometimes incorrect information—available today, learning the facts before making health decisions is very important. Please reach out to your Primary Care Provider, or your children’s pediatrician, with any specific questions about vaccines. Read More

 

CoxHealth Center for Health Improvement: Smoking Cessation

July 22nd, 2021 in News

Smoking and other tobacco use puts you at risk for a number of chronic conditions, including heart and lung disease. And yet, it's a hard habit to break. That's why so many people describe it as a "two-headed monster," or an "800-pound gorilla waiting to jump." Read More

 

Summer Grilling Safety

July 15th, 2021 in News

Cox HealthPlans wants everyone to have a great summer spending time outside, barbecuing with friends and family. Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season. Read More

 

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

June 21st, 2021 in News

At Cox HealthPlans, we want to help our members understand the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine. Read More

 

Tips for Preventing High Blood Pressure

June 18th, 2021 in News

Cox Healthplans (CHP) makes wellness a priority for members. As such, preventing high blood pressure can help lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. Read More

 

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 10th, 2021 in News

For Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the CDC has provided several warning signs to assist you and your family to identify when you may need to visit your primary care physician about Alzheimer’s disease. To get setup with a primary care physician, call 269-INFO or visit this link https://www.coxhealth.com/services/primary-care/ for more information. Read More

 

Summer Skin Protection Tips

May 7th, 2021 in News

With the weather getting warmer, many of us are ready to dive right into the great outdoors. However, spending so much time under the sun can be very harsh on your skin. Follow these tips to keep your skin healthy and happy. Read More

 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 5th, 2021 in News

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Read More

 

Name Change for Diplomat Specialty and Infusion Pharmacies

May 5th, 2021 in News

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is changing its name to Optum Specialty Pharmacy, and Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group is becoming Optum Infusion Pharmacy. Read More

 
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