Health Education Benefits

 

The Alliance pays for special classes for people with certain medical problems.
Asthma
Breastfeeding Support
Diabetes

 


Asthma

You can get asthma at any age. Asthma makes it hard to breathe. Luckily, most people can learn to control their asthma and stay healthy. Work with your doctor to create an Asthma Action Plan.


We cover classes for people with asthma. You will learn:
• What asthma is and how to control it
• How to avoid the things that cause asthma attacks
• How to use medicine the best way


Call us at 1-800-700-3874 ext. 5580 to find a class near you. You don’t need a referral from your PCP.

 


Breastfeeding Support

Nursing is good for mom and baby! Breast milk keeps your baby healthy. It’s also cheaper than buying formula. We cover education that can show you how to nurse in comfort. We will pay for breast pumps and supplies when they are medically necessary. Call 1-800-700-3874 ext. 5580 to learn more.

 


Diabetes

Diabetes can be a serious disease. If you don’t take care of yourself, it can affect all parts of your body. Anyone can learn how to live a healthy life even with diabetes! When you have diabetes, you should have check-ups every three months with your PCP.


We cover special classes for diabetes, for members 21 and older. You will learn about:
• Taking your medicines
• Planning your meals
• Testing your blood sugar
• Keeping a blood sugar log
• Being active and exercising
• How to lower stress


Children under 21 are covered for diabetes education under the California Children’s Services (CCS) Program and would get these services through them.


Call 1-800-700-3874 ext. 5580 to find a class near you. You don’t need a referral from your PCP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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