Health education and programs for Cal MediConnect members

At Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, we want to help keep you and your family healthy. We also believe that the more informed you are, the better you can manage your health. We have numerous programs and services dedicated to your health education. You can find resources for staying fit, managing chronic conditions (like asthma or high blood pressure), and maintaining a healthy weight. We can also help you find classes, counseling, and support groups.

 

Health and wellness programs for our members

Wellvolution: Your prescription for real health

You deserve a lifestyle plan designed just for you. Wellvolution is our online digital platform focused on:

  • Preventive care
  • Disease reversal
  • Overall health and well-being

Wellvolution is designed with the health-conscious senior in mind and includes personalized digital programs. Depending on your needs, you’ll get access to a variety of program and can select in-person or online health coaching.

Track your progress using apps or wearable devices. Or get motivated by one of our live coaches to help you:

  • Prevent disease
  • Reverse chronic conditions
  • Manage stress
  • Eat healthier
  • Lose weight
  • Sleep better
  • Exercise more
  • Quit smoking

Discover Wellvolution

 

Diabetes Prevention Program

In partnership with Solera Health, Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan offers a program that helps prevent type 2 diabetes – at no cost to our members. This program can help you learn how to be more active, eat better, and lose weight by making small changes to your daily routine. To learn more, call (888) 913-4596 or visit www.solera4me.com/en/bluepromisemedicare.

 

Silver Sneakers fitness program

Available to most Medicare-eligible members with a Medicare Supplement plan or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan

Get gym, community classes, and online programs through SilverSneakers®. It’s a fitness program designed to help improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. It includes membership to over 16,000 participating gym and fitness locations, including women-only locations. We have programs for you for whatever exercise style you prefer: home fitness, community classes, and gyms.

Learn more and enroll

 

Health and wellness portal

We know that reaching and keeping good health is a lifelong effort. We offer multiple online tools that can help you live healthier and manage chronic conditions.

Go to the Health and wellness portal to create your account. Once you create an account, you may complete the wellness assessment and have access to the online health tools.

 

Senior wellness assesment

The Senior Wellness Assessment is available to all Medicare members through Wellvolution. By filling out this lifestyle questionnaire, you’ll receive custom guidance that you and your doctor can use to improve your health.

Start wellness assessment

 

Asthma and congestive heart failure management program

This voluntary, free program provides eligible Blue Shield Promise Medicare members with the education necessary to better manage their condition. Our Disease Management nurse works closely with the member and the member's doctor to help members stay as healthy as possible and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations. The nurse provides support and education, assisting the member in coordinating their care and obtaining all required preventive health screenings. Members may call a toll-free number to speak with our Disease Manager about their condition and ask any questions they may have. Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan automatically identifies members with medical conditions who meet specific program criteria and offers them participation in these programs.

 

Disease management program

For asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, and diabetes

This program provides you with education to better manage your condition.

Our nurse works with you and your doctor to help you stay healthy and avoid the hospital. Your nurse gives you support and education. They also help coordinate your care and to get all of your preventive health screenings.

We automatically identify members who are eligible for this program. You can call to speak with our team at (855) 905-3825 and ask any questions.

 

Other condition management programs

Blue Shield Promise Cal MediConnect offers other programs to help members with their medical conditions, which include:

  • Coronary Heart Disease Program (Medi-Cal)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Medicare)
  • Healthy Start Comprehensive Prenatal and Postpartum Program (Medi-Cal)

 

Health education materials

Our health education brochures provide you with information on how to stay healthy and manage your conditions. Brochures are available on the following topics: alcohol and substance use disorders, asthma, alternative medicine, diabetes, family planning, pregnancy, breastfeeding and parenting, high blood pressure, nutrition and weight management, immunizations, smoking cessation, and many more.

Find health education brochures

Preventive health guidelines

Review preventive health guidelines and recommended immunization schedules for Medicare members. These guidelines are based on the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Download Preventive health guidelines, English (PDF, 82KB)

Download Preventive health guidelines, Spanish (PDF, 82KB)

Health videos

You can watch videos on health topics like cardiovascular, respiratory heath, diabetes, cancer, wellness, general health and more available in several languages. Videos are provided by Krames on Demand.

Watch health videos

Living Well Information Line

Call our Living Well Information Line to get answers to your questions about cholesterol, weight management, exercise, healthy eating, and diabetes. Call (855) 905-3825 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, and ask for the Health Education Department.

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