April 03, 2017
Doctor's Visits / Health Insurance / Physical Health
One of the best ways to take advantage of your health plan is by going to yearly well care check ups. These visits give you an opportunity to touch base with your...
One of the best ways to take advantage of your health plan is by going to yearly well care check ups. These visits give you an opportunity to touch base with your primary care provider and make sure you’re healthy. Well care visits also increase the chance of finding any health problems early, making it easier to treat them and prevent them from getting serious.
At your check up, your provider will do a physical exam and measure your height and weight. Depending on your age, gender and health, you may also receive certain screenings or immunizations (for details, review the checkup schedules here).
If your provider thinks it will benefit you, they may also suggest programs to help you stop smoking, manage your weight or control health conditions like asthma or diabetes. Members who need extra help with complicated medical issues may also qualify for care coordination services. Your provider can give you a referral.
To make the most of your well care check up, arrive prepared. Bring a list of your health questions as well as any current medications. Your medical history can also help your provider know if you’re at risk for any health problems. You might want to take notes, too, so you’re clear on any recommendations from your provider.
March 20, 2017
So you have health insurance. Now what? Knowing how to make the most of your plan can be a challenge unless you’re familiar with some key terms and topics. Here are...
So you have health insurance. Now what? Knowing how to make the most of your plan can be a challenge unless you’re familiar with some key terms and topics. Here are some basics to keeping your costs low and taking advantage of your plan’s benefits.
How do I begin to access my health care?
A great place to start is with your well checkup. This visit with your primary care physician can ensure you’re in good health and help find problems early. If you’re new to them, well checkups can also establish your relationship with your primary care physician.
What is a primary care physician (PCP)?
Your primary care provider (PCP) is the first person you see for many of your medical questions or concerns. They help you stay healthy.
How do I find a primary care physician in my network?
To find a new PCP or see if your current PCP is in your network, you can use the provider directory. You can quickly find the provider directory on our site. Visit MolinaHealthcare.com and select “Find a Doctor or Pharmacy.”
As a Molina member, if you’d like to change your PCP, you may also do this online at MyMolina.com.
How do I know if my medication is covered?
Using covered medication can reduce your out-of-pocket costs significantly. Prescription medications are covered when they are ordered for you or your dependents by a provider and the drug is listed on your plan’s formulary. The formulary is a list of approved drugs that doctors may order for you. You can find your plan’s formulary on our website.
How do I know what other services are covered by my plan?
Your plan materials explain in detail what services are covered by your plan. You can also learn more about your coverage by visiting the Benefits at a Glance for your plan on the My Molina portal.
Who can I contact with questions about my plan?
Our member services team is here to help. Give us a call!