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Free COVID testing
Free COVID testing on September 19 and September 26
Free COVID testing and flu shots
Free COVID-19 testing and flu shots this weekend.
Metro Transit service adjustments begin Saturday, September 12
Changes to many routes start Saturday, September 12.
2020 August member newsletter
Topics in this quarterly newsletter issue are: Take care of your health, Mental health matters, Online health tool for members, Member voices make us strong, Prepare for annual health plan selection period and COVID-19 updates.
Free fresh food Fridays
NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center is offering free fresh food on upcoming Fridays.
Cash and food programs update
Sign up by Friday, July 31, for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer federal food assistance for school children. People who have cash and food programs that expire in September will receive a renewal notice from DHS.
COVID-19 public health emergency extended
What the extension means for members.
Metro Transit gives away free face coverings
Metro Transit will distribute free face coverings at local transit stations, July 30 – August 13.
Minnesota Department of Human Services launches COVID-19 webpage
Minnesota Department of Human Services launches a COVID-19 webpage for individuals in need of health care services related to COVID-19.
Hennepin County board declares racism a public health crisis
The Hennepin County board voted to declare racism a public health crisis in the county.
Hennepin Health given national health award
Hennepin Health received a national award in the health category from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award was for a program that helped get housing, transportation, help with food and other services for Hennepin Health members who use HCMC.
Local pharmacy closures
Your health is our priority and we want to make sure you can continue to get your medicine. Some pharmacies are currently closed which means you will need to move your prescription to another network location. Member Services can help you find a new drug store.
2020 May member newsletter - COVID
This issue of the quarterly newsletter focuses on information and resources about COVID-19 for members.
May is National Mental Health Month
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, there are several resources you can reach out to for support.
COVID-19 member cost share waivers
Hennepin Health will cover COVID-19 care for all members. Members will not have to pay any cost share for COVID-19 care visits, testing or treatment until this national public health emergency is over. Read about COVID-19 cost share waivers for members and other temporary health care changes.
Bus pass service for members
Members can reload their current card, get a new bus card or get instructions on lost cards by calling Member Services at 612-596-1036, TTY 1-800-627-3529.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update for members
If you think someone in your family has been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and contact your health care provider for next steps. Read more information about Hennepin Health plan services.
Coronavirus COVID-19 information for members
If you think someone in your family has been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and contact your health care provider for next steps.
Hennepin Health gets national award
Hennepin Health got first place in the 2020 Innovator Awards Program by Healthcare Innovation, a national magazine. The award was for a program that found housing for Hennepin Health members who use HCMC.
Hennepin Health has a new online resource that can help members make better health decisions!
The new Health Information and Resources page was designed to provide members with easy access to current and clear information about a variety of medical-related topics. Also available to members through this page is a new online search tool that allows users to look up information or watch videos about medical conditions, symptoms, and potential treatments.
Hennepin Health Information Flier
Find an overview of services and contact information for Hennepin Health.
Have questions about taking antidepressant medication? Learn more about side effects and additional treatment options, along with tips for remembering to take your medicine.
Bus Pass Renewal Just Got Easier!
Members who qualify for a monthly bus pass now have the option to have their bus pass reloaded over the telephone.
Quit Smoking and Improve Your Quality of Life!
Did you know that your body will begin to repair itself just a mere 20 minutes after you quit smoking? Within months after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath should decrease, and after a year of not smoking, your risk of heart disease will decrease.
What Exactly Are Dental X-rays?
Getting X-rays taken when you visit the dentist is normal. X-rays are black and white “pictures” that your dentist looks at to check for problems in places that aren’t easily visible.
Your First Dental Visit
At your first dental visit, the dentist and/or care staff will ask you about your medical and dental history, examine your teeth, take X-rays and look for any potential issues.
What Happens During a Dental Checkup?
Even if you follow a diligent home care routine, regular checkups with a dental professional are still a must. When you visit a dentist, you'll receive a professional cleaning to get rid of tartar that can build up on your teeth in hard-to-reach places. Your dentist looks for early signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems, and also determines whether potential oral issues could indicate other diseases in the body.
What Is An Advance Directive?
Do you know why it's important to have an advance directive in place?
Stay Hydrated This Summer!
Staying hydrated in the hot summer months is important for your health. Check out some safety tips for doing so!
It's National Sunglasses Day!
Did you know that National Sunglasses Day is celebrated every June? Be sure to check out what covered eye care benefits your plan offers!
Have Your Prescriptions Delivered!
Did you know that there are several pharmacies located within Hennepin County that offer home-delivery prescription services?
Need a Ride?
Hennepin Health has expanded its special-needs transportation services!
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