Information for Erskine Fire Victims and Evacuees

Health Net providing access to essential prescriptions and coping services during and after the emergency.

Health Net is taking steps to help ensure that Health Net members who are victims and evacuees of the Erskine Fire in Kern County, California, have access to essential prescriptions and critical Health Net information.

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June 15 Webinar: Summertime Safety for Your Family

family in hammockIt’s that time of the year again!  The first day of summer is right around the corner and you probably want to get outdoors and take advantage of the long, warm summer days.  It’s important to drink lots of water, dress properly, wear sunscreen, be careful around the pool, and watch out for those ticks!

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Stress Relief Tips to Take to Heart

Are racing thoughts keeping you awake Sunday evening? ‘How am I ever going to finish that report on time?’ What you may be feeling is job stress.

Researchers are finding that job stress can increase the risk of heart attack, especially if you’re feeling a lot of stress in your daily life in general. But take heart: you can reduce your stress and protect your heart with these tips. Continue reading

New Video: Using the PureCare One EPO Network

EPOIf you have a PureCare One EPO health plan, then we want to ensure that you make the most of your coverage by using the PureCare One EPO network! We created a video to explain a little more about your plan, how to find and choose doctors that work within this plan, and give you tips on how to avoid extra costs when using this plan. Continue reading

On the Trail to Safety

Desert Trail Hike

 

Now that the weather is nice, you might be tempted to take a hike. A reinvigorating hike in the great outdoors is a great way to get in touch with Mother Nature.  Hiking encompasses everything from taking a quick walk in the woods to climbing major mountains with a 40-pound pack.

Regardless of distance, the best strategy to have fun and stay safe in the woods is to plan and prepare in advance of any amble. Read on for tips on getting started and making any adventure go smoothly.

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We’re in This Together

A family plan for better health

Board games, movie nights and vacations—lots of things are better as a family. And that includes getting and staying healthy.

So, moms and dads, get the whole family involved in moving more and eating right. If that sounds great in theory, but you’re not sure how to make better health a family affair, here’s a five-step plan:

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May 18 Webinar: Farm to Fork, Food Prep Made Easy

Mother and son organizing groceriesDo you know where your food comes from or what’s in it? Today’s conventional food system depends heavily on the use of toxic chemicals that can potentially pose threats to our health. When you eat whole foods, you’re getting the food in its natural state because you’re getting it intact along with all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are in the food. Basically, it’s the healthy whole food, rather than the bits that remain after refinement and processing.

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Health Care Coverage Coming to Undocumented Children in CA

All children – regardless of immigration status – will now be eligible for Medi-Cal health benefits.

 

For the first time, health care coverage is on its way to approximately 170,000 low-income children in California whose immigration status is undocumented.

 

As of May 1, 2016, children under 19 years old will be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal health benefits regardless of their immigration status. Continue reading

You Can Quit for Life

quit for lifeAre you ready to set a clear path to quitting? About 20 minutes after you quit tobacco, your body begins an amazing healing transformation that reduces your risk for cancer and many other health problems associated with tobacco. The Quit For Life® Program is here to help you every step of the way—beginning with a one-on-one phone conversation with a highly trained Quit Coach® staff member. Together, you’ll map out a personalized plan to help you overcome the triggers and barriers that make it hard to quit. Plus, your coach will give you tried-and-true strategies to manage cravings, handle social situations, and avoid triggers that can derail you. Continue reading

myStrength – The health club for your mind™

Decision-Power-IiStock_000017627693XSmallMental health is an integral and essential component of health. Health Net understands this and is partnering with myStrength to offer Health Net members complimentary access to myStrength.com.

 

myStrength is a dynamic and personalized website that offers clinically-proven mental health applications to help with mental health challenges utilizing tailored wellness resources.  Continue reading