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Learn About Kansas Medicaid - KanCare

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Medicaid Plans

Medicaid is a federal-state program that provides health and long-term care services to people with low-incomes. KanCare is the program through which the State of Kansas administers Medicaid. If you do not currently have coverage for KanCare, you can apply online. To apply for medical coverage, you must complete and submit an application. 

United Healthcare Community Plan KanCare is for children, pregnant women, families and adults. This plan also covers adults and children who have a disability, long-term illness or special health care needs. You can choose your own doctor. And you get many extras that other plans don’t offer. Learn more about UnitedHealthcare KanCare.

 

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan KanCare

KanCare plan is for children, pregnant women, families and adults. This plan also covers adults and children who have a disability, long-term illness or special health care needs. You can choose your own doctor. And you get many extras that other plans don’t offer. Learn more about UnitedHealthcare KanCare.

 

Announcements


Information Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We will only include vetted and verified information with links to the Center for Disease Control, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Governor Kelly's office, the World Health Organization, and our own medical experts to better aid in providing correct information and not unverified rumor, conjecture, or incomplete information.

UnitedHealthcare on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
UnitedHealthcare continues to partner with state and local public health departments, following guidance and protocols appropriate for our members that are provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please review UnitedHealthcare's Coronavirus (COVID-19) information . To learn more  about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), scroll to the bottom of the page to view a video and for the most up-to-date-information, visit CDC.gov

Latest on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


We are here for you

We know there are a lot of questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We're here to help you find the care you need. And we're here to help you connect to the resources and support you need. Together, we can help you protect your health and the health of your loved ones. 

Our free 24/7 emotional support line is here for you to call at 866-342-6892. This Optum Help Line is staffed by professionally trained mental health experts. It is free of charge and open to anyone. 

Learn about coverage for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, visits and treatment and  telehealth (virtual visits).

You can also find information on Kansas' COVID-19 Resource Center.

 

Community Events


Let's Get Salty

This is our 24th Annual Gala to support Cali Guyette and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our event was previously called Gala at the Glen. Have you heard of us?!?!

Cali Guyette was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 2. Since then, we have worked hard to fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the research necessary to find a cure for CF. Although we don't have a cure yet, a new pharmaceutical drug has just been approved and released to make a major impact on 90% of the CF population, including Cali. We are not done yet, but we are proud of the many tomorrows we have added by helping to fund such critical research.

We hope you can join our event to continue the progress! Join us for a fun welcome to a casual happy hour on Thursday, September 24th. There will be great food, fantastic Boulevard drafts and entertaining games as we come together for advancements in cystic fibrosis research.

 

Featured Programs

News from Kansas Department of Health & Environment


Governor Kelly issues temporary, statewide Stay Home order

As part of ongoing efforts to limit the spread of novel coronavirus in Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly issued a temporary, statewide stay-home order. It will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30. The measure will be in place at least until Sunday, April 19. “I know this is hard, and I can’t tell you how much I wish it weren’t necessary,” Kelly said. “But we have a small window to ensure that Kansas does not suffer the same terrible fate of other hard-hit states like New York and Missouri. We’ve all got to do our part to help stop the spread of the disease. Stay home. Stay Safe.”

 

Behavioral Health Services (Sample)

Behavioral health is as important as physical health.

That’s why we have coverage for both.

Required care is 100% covered with no co-pay, including testing and diagnosis, behavioral therapy and medication.

Behavioral health services can help you with personal problems that may affect you and/or your family. These problems may be stress, depression, anxiety or using drugs or alcohol. We can help. 


SafeLink Phone Program (Sample)

We can provide cell phones and minutes.

You may be eligible to receive a free cell phone and 350 monthly minutes, unlimited text messages and free calls to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Member Services. 

To find out more information, visit safelink.com.

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Quit for Life® Program (Sample)

Tobacco is bad for you. Quitting is good for you. We can help.

Get coaching and online support to help you quit tobacco. It’s one of the best things you can do for your health.

Get assistance deciding which type of nicotine substitute or medication is right for you. All at no cost to you.


UnitedHealthcare Baby Blocks™ (Sample)

Build a healthy future for you and your baby — and earn great rewards.

Baby Blocks helps keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy and your baby's first 15 months of life.

 

Baby Blocks includes:

  • Email appointment reminders.
  • Fun program to keep track of appointments.
  • Reward cards for clothing and more.

Earn great rewards for you and your baby by completing recommended services.

Health Education


Depression

Depression is a real illness. It can be treated.

You can feel like yourself again. Depression is an illness like diabetes or heart disease. The first step is to accept that you need help. The second step is to talk to your doctor.

Common signs of depression can include:

• Feeling unhappy, down or sad every day or feeling worthless, guilty, helpless or hopeless. 

• Loss of interest in hobbies, activities and people you once enjoyed.

• Trouble sleeping or sleeping more than usual, or feeling tired, weak or low in energy.

• Loss of appetite or eating too much.

• Having trouble concentrating, remembering or making decisions.

• Thinking or talking about suicide.

Find out more online at liveandworkwell.com.


How stress affects you

When you're stressed, your body knows it.

Your heart starts pounding and your muscles tense. Everyone has stress in their life now and then. But chronic stress can have negative effects on both your physical and your mental health. 

It can affect:
Digestion. Stress slows the release of stomach acid and causes the colon to work faster. This can result in stomachaches or diarrhea.

Heart rate and blood vessels. Your heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol may increase. This raises your risk for heart attacks and strokes.

Weight. Stress makes you crave fats and carbohydrates. If you gain weight in your abdominal area, you’re at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Mental health. Stress makes you tense and anxious. This can lead to depression, headaches or other problems such as trouble sleeping.

Regain your balance. If stress has taken over your life, here are some ideas to regain control:

Make time for regular exercise. Check with your doctor to see what types of exercise are right for you.

  • If your stress is still an issue, talk with your doctor. He or she can recommend someone who can help you find other ways to manage your stress.

Find out more online at liveandworkwell.com

Learn more about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19

What are Coronaviruses?

[Narrator:] Coronaviruses are a family of common viruses that can cause illness in both animals and people.

[Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)]

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome are two well-known coronaviruses.

In January of 2020, the World Health Organization announced a new coronavirus, now called COVID-19, which caused an outbreak of respiratory illness in the city of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province.

We’re still learning about how this virus spreads, and rely on the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization for guidance. 

Here’s what we know about COVID-19:
 

How does COVID-19 spread?

Currently, it is thought that it spreads mainly through respiratory droplets that are coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person.

It may also spread when an individual touches an infected surface and then touches his or her mouth, nose or eyes. 

What are COVID-19 Symptoms?

COVID-19 symptoms may be similar to a respiratory infection.

Primary symptoms may include: fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Some people, the elderly or the immune-compromised, may experience complications including pneumonia and overwhelming infection, known as sepsis.

How to help protect against COVID-19.
To best protect yourself from this coronavirus:

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces, including your phone and computer.

Cover your nose and mouth with tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash immediately.

For updated information, guidance and travel alerts, visit the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization.

UnitedHealthcare will continue to actively monitor public health resources to ensure we respond appropriately to the needs of our customers and members.

Disclaimer: Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). https://www.cdc.gov/ World Health Organization (WHO). https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019