It’s October – do you know how healthy you are? If not, it’s time to find out. By knowing your health status and steps you can take to improve it, you can be healthy now and in the years to come. It starts with a Healthy You! And if you haven’t had your Healthy You! visit this year, you should schedule it today!
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s innovative Healthy You! wellness benefit is more than just an annual doctor’s visit. It’s an opportunity for you to take accountability for your health by learning your “numbers” for cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and your weight. This can help give a clearer picture of your overall health status that you can’t always see just by looking in the mirror. Health conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes can often be symptomless, and if left untreated, can cause serious health consequences. That’s why it’s important to see your provider each year for a wellness visit – even if you feel fine!
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi members with the Healthy You! wellness benefit pay nothing out-of-pocket for the annual visit. Just schedule your visit with a Mississippi primary care Network Provider, who will perform the screenings recommended for your age and gender and will help you create a lifestyle plan to be healthy. If you don't have a primary care Network Provider, you can use our Find a Provider page to search for one, by specialty, in your area.
When you call to schedule your appointment, be sure to tell the office staff you are scheduling your annual Healthy You! visit. Also, be sure to make a list of questions you have for your Network Provider and to write down any medications you are taking, including those purchased over-the-counter. On the day of your visit, take a copy of the Healthy You! Wellness Guide with you to make sure you receive all of the screenings and services for your age and gender. Also, write down your numbers from your screenings on page 10 of the guide so you can track your health over time. Work with your Network Provider to develop a plan to manage your health now and talk about steps you can take to live a longer, healthier life.
It’s never too early to take steps to be a Healthy You! To learn more about the Healthy You! wellness benefit, including the covered screenings for your age and gender, you can download and print a copy of the Healthy You! Wellness Guide. You can also visit our myBlue member portal for specific information related to your Healthy You! benefit. Be healthy! Schedule your Healthy You! visit today!