When life gets busy, it can be difficult to find time to manage health. Sutter Health Plus members have access to a variety of online tools and resources to help manage their wellness, care, and coverage from home or on-the-go when it’s convenient for their schedule, 24/7.
In addition to remaining vigilant and following public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to protect yourself and those around you from Influenza (flu) and flu-related illness by getting the annual flu vaccine. Sutter Health Plus covers preventive care services, such as the yearly flu vaccine, at no cost share when provided by a participating provider.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created countless challenges for restaurateurs and their staff. One of these groups is Land and Sea Restaurants. Despite ever-changing health mandates and setbacks, the group continues to provide health benefits for more than 200 employees. Managing Partner Pete Sittnick shares his experience working with our health plan.
At Sutter Health Plus, we believe it’s important to care for both physical and mental wellness and encourage members to take advantage of their behavioral health benefits. This includes premium access to Sanvello—a top-rated app to help manage stress, anxiety, and depression 24/7—at no extra cost for members as part of the behavioral health benefits through U.S. Behavioral Health Plan, California (USBHPC), a subsidiary of Optum.
Kathy is a Bay Area resident who is living with a chronic, long-term condition. Over the past year, she struggled to find engaged providers who offered care options that fit her needs. Kathy learned about Tera—a virtual-first approach to primary care that is in the Sutter Health Plus network.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for certain individuals with moderately to severely compromised immune systems who previously received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.
Tera, a virtual-first approach to primary care, is an innovative digital health model that was established by Sutter Health prior to the pandemic. With Tera, a dedicated medical team focuses on helping members live their healthiest lives. The Tera care team includes a primary care physician (PCP), licensed nurse, health coach, and nurse practitioner who all provide in-person or virtual care.
Now more than ever, many families are looking forward to back-to-school this year. As society reopens businesses, recreational activities, and traditional school settings, it is important to keep children up to date on immunizations. By not delaying immunizations, children can be better protected against preventable diseases like measles and chickenpox, especially if they have a weakened immune system.
Fifteen hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network achieved recognition as being among the best in California for 2021-2022 by U.S. News & World Report. Hospitals were scored on 32 clinical areas, including adult specialties, procedures, and conditions, and patient experience, patient outcomes, nursing quality, and the adept use of technology.
Summer is a great time to head outside to get some fresh air and physical activity. Before enjoying the sunshine, it’s important to protect your skin, especially during the hottest parts of the day when the sun’s rays can be most damaging. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, which can lead to skin cancer—the most common cancer in the U.S. (1) Read on for ways to stay sun safe by protecting your skin this summer.