Specialist Referrals

July 19th, 2022 in News

When you are a member of a Cox HealthPlans health plan, you do not need a referral in order to make an appointment with a specialist. This is different from other health plans that may require your primary doctor to make a referral to a specialist before you can schedule a visit. Read More


Getting Started with Advance Care Planning

June 29th, 2022 in News

Advance care planning means making decisions about the healthcare you would want if you were facing a medical crisis and were unable to speak for yourself. Read More


New Patient Portal for CoxHealth Patients

June 13th, 2022 in News

The new CoxHealth patient portal and app called CoxHealthNow officially launches on June 14th. Current CoxHealth patient portal users will be automatically transferred into the new system. Simply log in to CoxHealthNow as you normally would when accessing your patient portal. Read More


COVID-19 Booster for Children

June 3rd, 2022 in News

Children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after at least 5 months since receiving their initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine series. Read More


Screening for Breast Cancer

May 23rd, 2022 in News

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in women in the US. With the number of new cases increasing every year, it is important to know about the risk factors and screening techniques that can help your doctor detect cancer early. Read More


CoxHealth Clinics with Expanded Hours

May 11th, 2022 in News

Great news! These CoxHealth clinics have expanded hours to help serve patients better. Click the links below for more information and directions. Read More


World Immunization Week

May 3rd, 2022 in News

The last week of April is World Immunization Week – when we take time to recognize the vaccines that help protect people around the world and promote long life for all. Immunizations are invaluable for protecting us from vaccine-preventable diseases. This is especially important for diseases that have no cure, such as polio. The more people who get vaccinated against a disease, the closer we come to eliminating it. For example, smallpox has been eliminated due to widespread immunization efforts. Read More


Get Active

April 15th, 2022 in News

According to, only 20% of U.S. adults and adolescents get the recommended amount of physical activity. Currently, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week, as well as muscle-strengthening activities 2 days per week. Read More


Prevent Problems by Managing Diabetes

April 1st, 2022 in News

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to properly monitor and manage your health in order to prevent related health conditions from developing. Common problems that can develop from poorly managed diabetes include: Read More


What To Know About Getting a Colonoscopy

March 21st, 2022 in News

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National Kidney Month

March 8th, 2022 in News

March is National Kidney Month, so it’s a great time to learn more about our kidneys and how to keep them healthy. Read More


Reducing Sodium in Your Diet

February 21st, 2022 in News

Watching your sodium intake is important for your health. Eating large amounts of salty foods can make the body hold onto extra water, which can cause blood pressure to rise. It can be especially important to be aware of salt if you are someone who has high blood pressure already, also called hypertension. Controlling your blood pressure can help keep from causing added stress on your heart which can lead to other health problems.  Read More


Stress Management for Heart Health

February 11th, 2022 in News

February is American Heart Month, and this year we want to focus on managing stress for a healthy heart. Read More


Grapefruit Interactions With Some Medications

February 7th, 2022 in News

Grapefruits are a popular choice for those looking for healthy snack options in the new year. However, grapefruits and grapefruit juice can interact with certain medications. Read More


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

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