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The doctor will see you now: How to choose a primary doctor that is right for you.
In Part 2, we’ll tell you what you need to know so you can choose the primary doctor that is right for you.
The doctor will see you now: Your first line of health care defense
A primary care physician, can be your best ally in helping you get the care you need.
Stay connected – and reduce burnout – with healthy online habits
Get the most out of your favorite apps with these tips
Helping you make sense of health care
Tips to help you choose a plan during open enrollment season
BlueSky initiative reimagines youth mental health
Program boosts mental health support for California middle- and high-school students
Myth-busting: 7 facts about the flu shot
Getting a flu shot is simple enough. Finding reliable info about its safety and effectiveness? Not so simple.
Turn back the clock on chronic disease
Active steps you can take to prevent and improve chronic conditions
Finding your footing as healthcare options reopen
Now is the time to review your mental health, wellness goals, and checkups
Stay healthy as COVID-19 risk fluctuates
How to care for your mental and physical health while guidelines shift
Allergy Symptoms and COVID-19
Tips on monitoring your symptoms as counties open back up
Chronic stress and your immune system
Tips to help you stay healthy when life gets complicated
Why behavioral health matters
Managing an issue that touches all of us
8 tips for managing healthcare costs
Experts advise to help make the most of your plan
What happens when you call Blue Shield
Meet Ashleigh Gutierrez, customer care representative
Why you should make your primary care doctor your BFF
Let your doctor be an ally for your health
See your doctor in the comfort of your own home
Save time and money while getting the care you need
4 Ways to Prepare for Unexpected Care Needs
By being prepared and taking the following four steps ahead of time, you can make it easier to get nonemergency care when you need it.
Glossary of wellness terms
Definitions and descriptions of wellness practices and terms
Health insurance explained
Learn about the different plans available so you can choose the best one for you and your family.
Urgent care vs. emergency care: When to use each one
By understanding the difference between the two, you can choose the right place for the right care.
Health plan costs: Premiums, copayments, and deductibles
How to calculate total healthcare costs by considering your healthcare needs and different plans’ premiums, copayments, and deductibles
HMO or PPO? Which type of healthcare plan is right for you
Explore the differences between the two types of plans to help you decide which is best for you