Health News and Advisories
PHP (HMO SNP) releases health advisories and plan related information to help inform members about current events and plan related changes that may effect your health and access to care.
- Important Message about Monkeypox
Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms but milder. Monkeypox is rarely fatal. Monkeypox is not related to chickenpox.
- Important Message about Coronavirus and COVID-19
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever or cough, please call your primary care provider (PCP). It is important not to come to the clinic until after you have been assessed by phone. This is for your safety and the safety of others. Your PCP’s phone number is on your member ID card. If your PCP’s office is closed, call our Nurse Advice Line at 1-888-993-2880.
PHP covers COVID-19 testing for no copay. If you are experiencing symptoms and want to be tested, you can contact your PCP for a referral or take a home test. Free home tests can be ordered at covidtests.gov. If you buy a home tests at a pharmacy or local retailer, you can submit a claim to get reimbursed by PHP.