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Don't lose benefits
Your Apple Health renewal date may be coming soon. If you haven’t already, you may need to renew your Apple Health to keep getting coverage through UnitedHealthcare.
Washington, we’ve got you covered.
No-cost or low-cost health coverage from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Learn about UnitedHealthcare health plans we offer through Washington Apple Health (Medicaid).
Helping people is at the heart of all we do
All Washingtonians deserve affordable health care. More people than ever are eligible for free or low-cost health coverage. This includes working disabled, families, people with disabilities, pregnant women and children.
At UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington, we’re committed to making a difference in each member’s life. We take great pride in the quality of service we provide to our members. We look forward to serving you.
See why Washington chooses UnitedHealthcare
Whatever plan you choose, UnitedHealthcare will help you get the care you need.
- Large variety of network providers
- No-cost virtual visits
- Rides to appointments for eligible plans
Take action to prevent the flu. A seasonal flu shot has been shown to prevent flu illnesses, doctor visits and hospitalizations, and can be lifesaving for children. UnitedHealthcare plans cover pneumonia, influenza and shingles shots.
It’s your health. It’s your choice.
Everyone deserves affordable health care, including you.
Working adults, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and children who qualify for Medicaid should check out UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.
We have the Medicaid benefits and extras that can make a real difference in your life. All at no cost to you.
- Find a doctor you trust in our network
- A wide range of treatments and services for mental health and substance misuse
- Prescription coverage
- Transportation to and from doctor appointments
- 24/7 Nurse Hotline to answer your health questions
Sometimes, you might need a little extra help. Get extras not covered by Medicaid.
- Earn rewards for keeping you and your baby healthy
- Earn gift cards for getting preventive services
- Coaching and support to help you quit the use of nicotine
- Online and mobile tools to help live a healthier life
- Support with complex conditions such as asthma, diabetes or other chronic conditions
We also offer resources to help you make the most of your plan. Including:
- Member Advocates
- Social Services Support
- Health Education Tools
- Care Management
Visit HCA.WA dot gov for more information.
Helping you live a healthier life.
We are here for you, Washington.
Remember to choose UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. And get the plan that gets you more.
To learn more about UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, visit UHCCommunityPlan dot com forward slash WA.
Washington health plans as low as $0 cost
WA Apple Health (Medicaid) Plan:
- No or low cost
- Low-income individuals
- Low-income families
- Pregnant individuals
- Children and young adults
- Blind and disabled individuals
WA Apple Health (Medicaid) Behavioral Health Services Only Plan:
- No or low cost
- Mental heath and substance use disorder treatment services
- Low-income individuals who may be dealing with stress, depression, anxiety or using drugs or alcohol
WA Dual Special Needs Plans:
- Those qualifying for both Medicaid and Medicare
- One person who helps you get the most out of your plan (UnitedHealth Care Navigator)
- $0 copay on all generic and name brand prescriptions
We Cover Washington
With one of the widest networks in Washington, UnitedHealthcare is proud to offer health care coverage for the past 10 years to people through Medicaid, Medicare, Exchanges and Commercial plans. We look forward to helping you get the health care you deserve and need.
Medicaid: More for You in 2023
Some of the benefits you may qualify for include:
- Pre- and postnatal care for pregnant individuals and newborns
- A large provider network
- Prescription drug coverage
- Mental heath coverage
- Substance use disorder treatment services
- People who may be dealing with stress, depression, anxiety or using drugs or alcohol
Dual Special Needs Plans in 2023
A UnitedHealthcare Dual Special Needs Plan (or dual health plan) gives you many extra benefits beyond those you get with either Original Medicare or WA Apple Health (Medicaid).
- A monthly credit to buy healthy food and OTC products or pay utility bills
- An allowance for covered types of preventive and comprehensive dental
- $0 copay on covered generic and brand-name prescriptions including home delivery
Virtual Care - UHC Doctor Chat 24/7
When you’re ill or have health questions and can’t get to your doctor, you can talk to one in seconds, 24/7, with UHC Doctor Chat.
Get the answers, treatment and follow-up care you need, when you need it - at no cost to you.
To download the app, search for "UHC Doctor Chat" on the AppStore or Google Play, or visit. https://www.uhcdoctorchat.com.
Healthy First Steps®
Build a healthy future for you and your baby and earn great rewards with Healthy First Steps. Our program will help you take the right steps to keep you and your baby healthy. Plus you can earn $20 just for signing up. We will help you:
- Choose a pregnancy provider and a pediatrician (child’s doctor)
- Schedule visits and exams and arrange rides to your visits
- Earn rewards for going to visits throughout your pregnancy and baby’s first 15 months of life
- Get supplies, including breast pumps for nursing moms
- Connect with community resources such as Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services
You can get information in another language. Just ask. We can connect you with interpreter services which covers more than 170 launguages.
Our provider network includes many doctors who are multilingual. Our provider directory shows which languages doctors speak.
You can also get information in large print, Braille or audio files on a CD or flash drive. We can also assist with interpreter services, including American Sign Language.
If you have trouble hearing over the phone you can use a text telephone. This free service allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. Call 711, give them the Member Services number, 1-800-832-4643, and they will connect you to us. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm local time.
24-hr. Nurse Hotline
Medical questions and situations come at inconvenient times. Members or their caregivers can call 1-877-370-4009, TTY 711 to speak with a registered nurse anytime 24/7 to get answers to any health-related question or concern.
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
Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Clubs in Washington give kids a safe and comfortable place to spend their free time.
If your child is a member (ages 6-17), they are eligible for a free annual Boys & Girls Club membership at participating clubs.
They are open when schools are not, and provide a positive environment for building relationships, developing character and having fun. The membership includes after-school programs, mentoring and homework assistance.
Healthy weight. Getting exercise.
Obesity and being overweight is common can also lead to other health problems. To help our members be their best, we can:
- Provide information on a healthy diet and exercise
- Connect you to support in the community
If you do play video games, play interactive ones where you have to move. You don’t even have to leave the house to move – try exercises like jumping jacks, marching in place, going up and down stairs, push-ups or sit-ups at home.
Walk! Take a walk with a friend outside. Walk your dog or your neighbor’s dog, or walk your cat! Instead of driving, walk or bike to school or a friend’s house.
Clean! Vacuum your room. Wash the car. Mow the lawn. Your parents will be happy, and it’s another chance for you to get more exercise, and maybe even have some fun.
Unplug! Limit your time watching TV or using your smartphone, computer or other device. Keep screen time to less than two hours a day. When you do watch TV or use your phone – try marching in place or exercising while you watch/play.
Healthy weight. Healthy eating.
Healthy Weight. Healthy You.
When you eat more calories than you use, your body stores the extra calories as fat. A few extra pounds are not bad for most people, but too many extra pounds and too much body fat can be bad for your health.
Doctors use a measurement called body mass index (BMI), using your height and your weight to determine how much body fat you have. The best way to stay at a healthy weight or to lose weight is to make good food choices. Here are some easy ways to do that every day:
- Try to eat more vegetables and fruit than any other type of food whenever possible.
- Choose low-calorie foods or smaller portions when eating out.
- Pick healthy side dishes like apple slices or apple sauce instead of french fries. If you are really craving fries, try eating something healthy like a salad, apple slices or apple sauce first, then split a small portion of fries with a few other people.
- Drink water or milk instead of soda.
- Check the label – can you recognize all of the ingredients? If not, it might have a lot of extra stuff you don’t need, so look for other options. Try nuts or whole grain crackers instead of chips.
- Try replacing sugary snacks with things like yogurt or dried fruit (without added sugar). If you have a sweet tooth, try a small portion of your favorite sweet only once a day.
Stress & Anxiety
When you're stresseor feeling anxious, your body knows it. Your heart starts pounding and your muscles tense. Everyone gets stressed and feels anxious now and then. But chronic stress or anxiety can be hard on your physical and your mental health.
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.
Immune system. Stress makes wounds heal slower. You’re also more likely to get colds and infections.
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.
- Do things you enjoy.
- Learn how to relax.
- Treat yourself well.
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 about plan types
Apple Health (Medicaid) Plan
You may qualify for free or low-cost Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage if you're pregnant, have children or live with a disability and meet income and eligibility requirements. In some cases, other adults also may qualify. It's important to know that Medicaid rules and coverage differ from state to state.
Dual Special Needs Plans (D-SNP)
Dual Special Needs Plans (also called dual health plans or D-SNPs for short) are for people who get both Apple Health (Medicaid) and Medicare. Dual plans cover doctor visits, hospital stays and prescription drugs. They offer more benefits and extras than Original Medicare. You’ll keep all your Apple Health (Medicaid) benefits too.