Companionship is important. Adult day care provides care and companionship for frail elderly waiver members who need extra help during the day. Caregivers also benefit, knowing their loved one is well cared for and safe during the day.
Adult day care can provide:
Social connections and friendship.
Bathing and personal care.
Asthma and COPD Support
Do you or a family member have trouble managing asthma or COPD symptoms? A nurse who specializes in breathing issues can really help. You will get a customized treatment plan and medicine to:
Help you stay active.
Attendant Care Services
If you live with a disability or chronic health condition, you may need extra help to stay in your own home. Our plan gives members who qualify the services needed to be safe and comfortable. An attendant can provide:
You and your caregiver can decide which chores you want your care attendant to do in your home.
Build a healthy future for you and your baby — and earn great rewards — through Baby Blocks. This program helps keep you and your baby healthy during your 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.
Once you sign up, you can choose either a $20 Old Navy gift card or a stylish diaper bag. The choice is yours. To learn more visit UHCBabyBlocks.com.
Behavioral health is as important as physical health. That's why we have coverage for both.
Required care is 100% covered with no copay. This includes:
Substance abuse treatment.
Peer Coaching program.
The daily care and safety of our members is important. That’s why we conduct home visits for eligible waiver members who need extra help staying at home.
During this visit we:
Understand your personal needs.
See if your home needs minor modifications, such as ramps and bathroom safety devices.
Set up emergency monitoring.
Arrange for personal care attendants.
Do you have a disability or a serious health problem? If your health needs qualify then our care coordinators are in your corner. They will:
Explain medical terms in plain language.
Coordinate your doctor appointments.
Provide your care team with your medical records.
Your care coordinator will stay with you throughout the medical journey. He or she will:
Think beyond your immediate medical needs.
Make sure you have support at home.
Choice of Birth Center
Where you have your baby is an important choice. That's why you can pick from hospitals across Kansas and surrounding states.
We also encourage you to tour the hospital's birthing center. This way you will be familiar with it. And be more relaxed when you have your baby.
Cell Phone Program
Contact Member Services for help applying for a cell phone plan.
Choice of Doctors
You get a primary care physician (PCP) who is your main doctor. Use the Doctor Lookup tool to see if your doctor is in our network.
If you don't have a doctor or if your doctor is not in our network, we can help you find a new one close to you.
Your PCP is your main doctor for:
Treatment if you are sick or injured.
Referrals to specialists for certain conditions.
Child members up to age 20 receive Preventative exams and cleaning 2 times a year. This helps keep teeth and gums strong and healthy.
Adults over 20 can visit participating dental provider for exams, x-rays, cleanings and fillings. Covers up to $500 per year*.
*The $500 coverage that includes fillings begins in 2019
If you have diabetes, we'll help make life a little easier for you. You'll get medicine, supplies and education to help you reach and stay your best.
Our diabetes program also includes self-care training and classes focused on:
Planning healthy meals.
Living a healthy lifestyle.
Wellness Rewards for getting needed exams.
If you have chronic or high-risk illnesses, our disease management services may help you. We provide support for:
Congestive heart failure.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Coronary artery disease.
Emergency Response System
If you are on one of the waiver programs and at risk for a fall or sudden illness, an emergency call system can really help. It sends an urgent request for someone to check on you and help you.
Equipment and Medical Supplies
Your health and safety at home are important.
Our plan covers medical equipment ordered by your doctor. This might include supplies like:
Wheelchairs or walkers.
Children can get the exams needed to help keep your feet in great shape. And if you have diabetes, good foot care can help prevent much more serious problems.
Our podiatry coverage includes:
Routine foot exams.
Tips about foot care and choosing the right shoes.
Information about nerve damage warning signs.
Healthy First Steps®
When you're pregnant, you receive help and advice from your mom, aunts, sisters and girlfriends. Yet every pregnancy is different. This program will support you through your pregnancy.
We can help you:
Find a doctor for both mother and baby.
Learn about nutrition, fitness and safety.
Get supplies, including breast pumps for nursing moms.
Trouble hearing can affect your everyday life in many ways. Our plan includes services and support to help protect your hearing.
Exams, therapy and tests.
Hearing aids when ordered by your doctor.
Home Meal Delivery
If you are on the PD or TBI waiver and live with a disability or chronic health condition, we may be able to arrange home meal deliver. You will not be eligible if you are getting home meals through different program.
This plan pays for all expenses related to a hospital stay, so you can rest and heal.
Hospitalization coverage includes:
Room and board.
Supplies and equipment.
Treatment and therapies.
Diagnostic tests and exams.
And after you leave the hospital, you are not alone. We make sure you get follow-up care to continue healing at home.
In-Home Care / Skilled Home Health Care Services
If you have health or mobility challenges, you may need extra help with day-to-day tasks. You may even need an in-home medical visit to check on how well you are healing. If ordered by a doctor for medical reasons, our Plan covers:
In-home medical visits.
Medical equipment like hospital beds, walkers or wheelchairs.
Disposable medical supplies.
Help with personal care or housekeeping.
Your doctor and you need to understand each other. Not speaking English well makes this difficult. We can arrange for a medical interpreter to be available for you over the telephone at your appointments.
We also have people in member services who speak more than one language. Chances are, we have someone who speaks your language.
Kidney Disease Care
Kidney disease is a serious medical condition. After the kidneys stop working, regular treatments (called renal dialysis) or an organ transplant are necessary. Dialysis uses a machine to clean the blood, just like healthy kidneys do. Our plan includes:
Health education and support.
Organ transplant if needed.
Lab and X-rays
Knowing what's wrong and finding it early can make all the difference. Our plan covers:
Labs and testing.
X-rays, scans and other imaging.
We'll help you get the information needed to improve your health or be at your best.
There are no copays for covered drugs. You can fill your prescriptions at local pharmacies.
We're looking out for you. Member advocates can help solve problems, provide training and education, and work on issues that concern members.
Provide information about your plan.
Teach you how to get the care you need.
Help with doctor issues or complaints.
Call Member Services and ask for a Member Advocate to help you.
Sometimes you might need a little help understanding your health care options. With us, you have someone you can call Monday-Friday 8 am - 6 pm at 1-877-542-9238. We'll answer your questions simply and completely.
We can also help you find:
Hospitals or other health facilities.
Medical questions and situations sometimes happen at inconvenient times. When you have questions about your health, you can call a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-855-575-0136.
Our nurses will:
Listen to symptoms.
Help with self-care.
Advise you about getting care at a doctor visit or an urgent care center.
Help you know when to go to the emergency room.
Your pregnancy is a journey and you will need help along the way. You can visit a family doctor or pregnancy doctor (OB-GYN) to get the care you need.
All recommended prenatal clinical visits and tests are covered by our plan.
At these visits, the clinic will:
Make sure both you and your baby are healthy.
Explain what to expect at each stage of your pregnancy.
Answer your questions.
Programs for Kids and Teens
Positive role models can make a big difference in a child's life. That's why we provide one free activity each year at local youth organizations, like:
Boys & Girls Clubs.
Select Kansas Park and Recreation Departments.
You know the bad health effects of smoking. You know you need to quit. We support you while you quit with coaches and supplies. The only thing you won't get from us is a lecture.
You can also call the KanQuit smoking line at 1-800-784-8669 for support.
Are you a waiver member who has family members or friends who care for you in your home? If so, we want to support their hard work too. That's why we provide respite care to give your caregivers a rest. Respite care offers caregivers time away from their loved one who is ill or has special care needs. Some members can get extra respite care. Ask your Care Coordinator if you qualify.
Shots and Vaccines
Routine shots help protect you from illness. So, our plan covers:
Pneumonia, influenza and shingles shots.
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis.
Physical, occupational and speech therapy can help you recover from a serious injury or illness, or simply reach your full potential.
When approved by a doctor, covered therapies include:
Our plan provides needed rides to and from health care locations for medical appointments. That includes trips to:
Doctor or therapy visits.
Rides to job activities for members who qualify.
You'll get the care, eyeglasses and treatment that let you see life more clearly. Coverage includes:
Annual eye exams.
This benefit is offered by OptiCare.
Well visits with your doctor can help keep you healthy. These visits can catch health problems early, so they can be treated. Preventive services include:
Checkups for adults and children.
Routine shots and tests.
There are no copayments for preventive care. Earn Community Rewards points for getting exams.