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Protect yourself from illness, including hepatitis A

February 5, 2018

The spread of illnesses like flu, stomach flu, and many others can be stopped with proper handwashing. Recently, there is an increase of hepatitis A in our county among people who are homeless, use drugs, or have recently been in jail. Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The virus can spread when food and drink are prepared without washing hands first, and from intimate contact. Hepatitis A can be a mild illness lasting a few weeks or a serious illness lasting many months.

Get ready for tax season: Free help is available

March 19, 2018

Tax season is nearly here! It’s important to remember that information about your health coverage is now a part of the tax filing process. The IRS needs to know who had health coverage in 2017.

That's where Form 1095-B for health coverage comes in. It lets the IRS know who had coverage and for how long. You may get a Form 1095-B in the mail from the California Department of Health Care Services. Healthy Kids members enrolled through SCFHP may also get a 1095-B from SCFHP. Keep it, because you may need it when you complete your tax return.

New Prenatal Program for Medi-Cal Members

February 28, 2018

SCFHP is launching a new Prenatal Program to help you have a healthy pregnancy. We’ll reward you for going to important doctor’s appointments throughout your pregnancy. We also have free classes and resources to support you at every stage.

Your prenatal doctor visits are key to a healthy pregnancy. At these visits, you can:

  • Ask questions
  • Learn about healthy eating
  • Find out how your baby is growing and developing.

Your baby is counting on you!

New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

February 22, 2018

Medicare will be mailing new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. The new Medicare card has a new Medicare number. This number is unique to you. Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards. This change will help protect your identity.

You don’t need to do anything to get a new card. But make sure Social Security Administration has your correct mailing address. You can visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount or call 1-800-772-1213 if updates are needed. TTY users should call 1-800-325-0778.

Get your flu shot now. Find out how!

September 8, 2017

The flu (influenza) is a serious disease and can be dangerous, especially in young children and older adults. Flu shots are a covered benefit, and are the best way to stop the flu and its dangers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated every year.

Peak flu season in the U.S. is from November to March. Be sure to get vaccinated before November to help increase your chances of not getting the flu.