Summer 2018 US Family Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the newest issue of “Well Informed.” As we head into the warm summer months, we’d like to pass along some important health information to help you make the most of this activity-filled time of year.

A few of the topics you’ll find covered in this issue are information on better understanding depression, preparing for hurricane season, the upcoming health awareness months that you can honor for the betterment of your well-being, and, as always, a recipe for a delicious and healthy meal to share with those you love, or to keep all to yourself.

Nothing means more to us than knowing we’ve helped make our members’ lives better. That’s why we’re so thankful for the privilege of being able to give you the highest-quality health care!

In good health,

Anita Leal
Executive Director
US Family Health Plan

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Hurricane Season Prep

Hurricane Season Preparation

Hurricane Season is June - November

When you prepare for hurricane season, don’t overlook your medications and supplies. Take the following steps to ensure you are ready:

  • Keep an up-to-date list of medications. Ask your pharmacy for a print out of your medications.
  • Keep at least a week’s supply of medication; do not let yourself run completely out.
  • If you have a medication that requires refrigeration, make sure you have an ice chest and at least 4 ice packs to transport it with.

If you must evacuate:

  • If there is enough time, pick up a 30-day supply of your medication from your local network pharmacy.
  • Take the original prescription bottles from the pharmacy with you. In case of a disaster, this will help another pharmacy give you an emergency supply.
  • Take your US Family Health Plan ID card with you. On the back of your card is a toll-free number to Maxor Plus (800-687-0707). During a disaster, pharmacy representatives can assist you by directing you to a nearby pharmacy or mailing refills to a temporary address.
  • If you are away from home longer than expected, Maxor Mail Order (866-408-2459) will mail your prescriptions to a temporary address.

Exciting Changes to Maxor Pharmacy

New Facility
A new, state-of-the-art mail order facility is set to open this spring to reflect the broader reach, technology and capabilities of the facility.

New Name and Logo
With the new facility, comes a new name – MXP Pharmacy. You will soon notice the new logo on mail order prescription labels, mailings, packaging and invoices.

What will NOT change in the transition:

  • Mail order pharmacy phone number, website and mailing address
  • Same exceptional service you have come to expect Try the new mobile app and features:
  • Manage user and dependent account profiles
  • Fill multiple prescription refill orders
  • Access retail and mail prescription history
  • Locate pharmacies (synced to Google Maps)

Get started by deleting the old Maxor Mail Order PocketRX app and downloading the new “MaxorPlus” in your app store.

Thank you for being a valued member! Please call MaxorPlus Customer Service (1-866-408-2459) if you have any questions about these recent changes.

When It's More Than Just The Blues

When It's More Than Just The Blues

Sadness is a rational response to troubling situations in our lives. In most cases, sadness is short-lived, and it goes away. However, depression goes beyond sorrow, and it doesn’t go away. Depression is a real illness, a medical disease that causes ongoing feelings of sadness and loss of interest. Depression can cause physical symptoms too.

Depression affects how you feel, think and act, and if left untreated, it can lead to a variety of emotional problems as well as physical problems. Suffering from depression can make doing normal day-to-day activities a burden and may even make you feel as if life isn’t worth living. Other symptoms of depression can include:

  • Not sleeping well or sleeping too much
  • Having body aches and pains
  • Losing interest in friends and things that used to bring happiness
  • Feeling tired all of the time
  • Gaining or losing weight

It’s important not to get discouraged. Depression is a treatable condition, and some people feel better with medication, counseling or other treatment. If you think you may be depressed, CHRISTUS Health encourages you to take the first step and make an appointment with your doctor. Your provider can make a diagnosis of this condition and then work with you to develop a treatment plan. Schedule your appointment today!

How To Contact Us
USFHP: (800) 67-USFHP
Email: CHRISTUS.HP.memberservice.inquiry@christushealth.org
Hearing Impaired: 711

Refried Black Bean & Spinach Rollatini

Recipe

Refried Black Bean & Spinach Rollatini

Ingredients

1 whole-wheat tortilla
¼ cup fat-free refried beans
1 tablespoon salsa
¼ cup bagged spinach leaves

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 368
Total fat: 6g
Saturated fat: 2g
Sodium: 836mg
Carbs: 65g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 11g

Directions

On the whole-wheat tortilla, thinly spread the fat-free refried beans, salsa and spinach leaves.

Roll up tortilla and cut into three pieces.

Simple to make and easy to eat, this black bean and spinach rollatini is perfect as a summer snack or meal.

Ingredients
1 whole-wheat tortilla
¼ cup fat-free refried beans
1 tablespoon salsa
¼ cup bagged spinach leaves

Nutrition Facts
Calories: 368
Total fat: 6g
Saturated fat: 2g
Sodium: 836mg
Carbs: 65g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 11g

Directions

  1. On the whole-wheat tortilla, thinly spread the fat-free refried beans, salsa and spinach leaves.
  2. Roll up tortilla and cut into three pieces.

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