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FAST FACT #8

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that getting the flu shot is the #1 way to prevent the flu virus!

FAST FACT #7

If you’re looking for a resource to help you manage your health goals, look no further! As a member, you can select specific health topics to focus on, set goals and build action plans to reach your health and wellness goals. Start off your plan by focusing on one or more of the topics below. Log into your My Health portal to get started!

FAST FACT #6

Summer activity is often fun! Accidents can happen, however, and when they do, it’s important to know where to go. In a medical emergency, it’s best to go to the nearest emergency room. But when it’s safe and you have the option, visit an in-network facility.

If you need emergency care outside of our service area, please be aware that the healthcare provider may charge you an additional amount not covered by CGHC. To learn more about your emergency and urgent care benefits visit www.commongroundhealthcare.org/faqs under “EPO.”

FAST FACT #5

Our members come first! We are a nonprofit cooperative, with the sole purpose of maximizing benefits to our members (not shareholders). We give members a voice and a vote in how their health plan operates.Our members vote for CGHC’s Board of Directors, who are members just like you but are given the responsibility to make the big decisions for our organization. Meet your candidates tonight, May 22nd, at 5:30 pm at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee and cast your vote!

FAST FACT #4

Looking for low cost prescriptions? For starters, generic drugs are typically less expensive than brand name drugs and just as effective. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for the lowest cost drug. You can also compare drug prices at www.goodrx.com and www.blinkhealth.com.

FAST FACT #3

Do you need extra help paying for your monthly supply of insulin? The American Diabetes Association has resources for you! Find out if you qualify for assistance purchasing insulin at .

FAST FACT #2

Did you know that different facilities charge different rates for treating the same ailment?

Save yourself an emergency room visit for non-emergency related illnesses like bronchitis. Keep money in your pocket by visiting your in-network primary care physician OR virtuwell, your 24/7 online clinic. Learn more at CGCares.org/OnlineClinic.

[Source: CDPHP]

FAST FACT #1

Not feeling well? Skip the waiting room and visit virtuwell.com for common ailments like colds, pink eye and UTIs for your personalized treatment plan. In less than 30 minutes, you can have your treatment plan and any necessary prescriptions sent directly to your pharmacy! VisitCGCares.org/virtuwell to learn more.