Summer 2019 Family Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the newest issue of Be Well Informed. It’s finally time to relax and kick off your shoes to enjoy summer! In this issue of Be Well Informed, we look at ways to avoid summer injuries, as well as symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetic Retinopathy. We also highlight one of our employees and military spouse, Nicolle Mustafa, in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

If you ever have any questions, please call Member Services at 800.67.USFHP or visit USFHPenroll.com. We thank you again for giving CHRISTUS Health US Family Health Plan the opportunity and privilege of giving you the highest quality health care.

Anita Leal
Executive Director
CHRISTUS Health US Family
Health Plan

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Emergency Preparedness for Prescription Medications

Hurricane season is here. It’s important to review your emergency preparedness plans. Lost or damaged medication can be a life-threatening situation. It’s important to prepare for any emergency and remember to include your prescription medications in your plans.

Here are some tips to be prepared:
1. Keep an updated list of all medications, dosages and phone numbers for your doctors and pharmacies in a waterproof bag or container.

2. Carry your insurance card that includes the phone number to MaxorPlus, 800.687.0707. MXP Mail Order Pharmacy will mail your medications to a temporary address if needed. The phone number for MXP is 866.408.2459.

3. Reorder as soon as you are able and consider ordering a 90-day supply.

4. Keep medications in original containers with original labels.

5. If your medication requires refrigeration or electronic equipment, have a plan for temporary storage and administration.

6. Discuss your medication disaster plan with your doctor.

7. Stock a supply kit with any nonprescription medications you may need.

8. Inspect your medication to see if the look or smell of it has changed. If you are unsure about its safety, contact a local pharmacist or health care provider.

9. If you haven’t been able to take your medication, contact your pharmacist or doctor as soon as possible. Never take additional doses to make up for those you’ve missed before talking to a health care practitioner.

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