Do you migrate south for warmer weather every winter? That may not seem like a top-of-mind priority at the moment, but winter is just around the corner!

Here’s what you can do now to get your health care ready for snowbird season.

Sign up for your doctor’s online patient portal. This secure website gives you access to your medical records from anywhere with an internet connection. You may also be able to use the portal to send secure messages to your health care provider.

Download your provider’s mobile app. This helps you manage your health care needs on the go with a smartphone or tablet.

Ask about having routine prescriptions delivered by mail. When the time comes, you may be able to arrange delivery to your winter address.

Register for your health plan’s telehealth program. This allows you to set up online doctor appointments for many common complaints, such as a sore throat or sinus infection. You may also be able to schedule online appointments with a therapist or psychiatrist for mental health concerns, such as anxiety or depression.

While shopping for a medicare plan that covers you on your snowbird adventures can seem daunting, Ohio Health Benefits agents are available to help guide you through the process. Schedule a personal consultation by calling toll free at (866) 235-8378 or click here to email us your name and phone number for us to call you. Calls are not recorded and your information is confidential.

Published in Total Health & Wellness