Great Expectations®Asthma helps members learn how to better manage their asthma and improve their quality of life. We automatically enroll all members with asthma at no charge. Ready to get started? Review the asthma guide for tips to help you get on the road to breathing easier.
- Our higher risk members enjoy telephone counseling by respiratory therapists and health educators. All members are welcome to call us with their questions about asthma or their coverage for asthma services, medications and supplies.
- There's also great online information in the Asthma Center and Allergy Center. This information is courtesy of Caremark, an independent company that offers health education information on behalf of BlueChoice HealthPlan.
- Members may receive a free peak flow meter. Good asthma management includes using a peak flow meter every day. To keep track of your peak flow readings, print a copy of the daily diary of peak flow readings.
Asthma can be a serious illness. Fortunately, you can control it with medications and by avoiding your asthma triggers. An important part of asthma management is having an Asthma Action Plan that your doctor has filled out for you. If you don't have one already, you can print a blank Asthma Action Plan or Pediatric Asthma Action Plan (for children) to take with you to your next visit.
Smoking is especially risky for people with asthma. If you smoke and would like help quitting, there are many resources you can access through the Great Expectations® Smoking Cessation program.
To enroll in a Great Expecations® program or for more information about health coaching and access to helpful resources, log in to My Health Toolkit and select Health and Wellness then Health Coaching. You can also call us at 855-838-5897.
Other Helpful Links
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Lung Association
American Sleep Apnea Association
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
For Parents of Children with Asthma interactive website for children with asthma and their parents
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
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