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MIBluesPerspectives Fall 2020 COVID-19 Toolkit

The seasons may be changing, but the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a presence in everyday life. While the future may hold plenty of uncertainty, steps we all can take to keep ourselves, our families and our communities healthy and safe are the same: wash your hands, wear a face covering in public and stay six feet apart.  

MIBluesPerspectives, supported by doctors and experts at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, is here to help. Find daily updates on the latest pandemic news and restrictions here: COVID-19: What You Need to Know.  

A wealth of resources is available on this page to guide you through this latest season of change 

ManagYour Physical Health  

Staying healthy is top of mind this year during the pandemic – which is why it’s more important than ever to stay up to date on doctor’s visits and routine vaccinations:  

Prioritize Your Mental Health  

Find a wealth of doctor-reviewed resources and articles in this curated toolkit from MIBluesPerspectives: 

Get to Know Your Health Plan Coverage  

Keeping up with your physical and mental health means getting to know your health plan coverage. Members with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan or Blue Care Network insurance can find a primary care provider by logging into their member account online at bcbsm.com, using Blue Cross’ Find a Doctor tool or downloading the BCBSM mobile app  

Finding a mental health provider in your network also works the same way. Members with Blue Cross insurance can start by calling the BCBSM Behavioral Health Services phone number on the back of their member I.D. card. Blue Care Network members can call the number on the back of their insurance card, (800) 482-5982 24/7, and get referrals for providers conducting telehealth groups related to COVID-19. The call center clinical team will direct members with information and referrals. 

Supporting Caregivers at Home  

The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered care plans for older adults or family members, and caregivers may find themselves with increased demands and responsibilities as a result.  

Supporting Families at Home  

Families with children are making difficult choices about how to approach school this year due to the pandemic.  

Solutions to Manage Stress and Anxiety  

Prioritizing self-care can help you manage your stress and anxiety. Here are some ways to incorporate stress management techniques into your everyday life:  

 

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