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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, September 29
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity if you have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. For more information and to find a collection site near you, call (800) 882-9539 or visit the DEA search page.
Guide Helps You Make the Most of Doctor Visits
Our new four-page Doctor Office Visit Guide ("Make the Most of Your Doctor Visits") is a tool to help you communicate effectively with your healthcare provider and get the most from your office visit. For your convenience, we offer versions with Idaho or Oregon Customer Service contact information, in both English and en Español.
Idaho Guide in English, Idaho Guide en Español
Oregon Guide in English, Oregon Guide en Español
The guide can help you:
- Ask the right questions during doctor visits to properly use plan benefits
- Understand preventive care benefits and how they are applied to avoid unexpected costs
The guide includes:
- Ways to prepare for your appointment
- Things to do and say during the visit, including specific questions to ask
- A worksheet you can use before and during your appointment
Flu and Pertussis Vaccination Coverage
Our flu vaccination page now includes information about your coverage for whooping cough (pertussis), as well as seasonal flu vaccination and general information.
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