Effective January 15, 2022, COVID-19 Over the Counter (OTC) Test Kits are covered! Learn how to get free at-home tests below.
Are you on Track with Your Health?
Your Connected Care plan offers all preventive care screenings and immunizations – at no cost to you.
Download these handy checklists for men and women to make sure you’re on track with all of your screenings at your next doctor’s visit. Your doctor will be able to tell you which screenings are right for you based on your overall health history. Getting regular checkups and staying on top of preventive screenings will help you keep living your best life.
Video Feature: When Should I go to Urgent Care vs ER?
Many people don’t realize that urgent care can handle a variety of modern illnesses and injuries. In this video we share what types of illnesses and injuries you should go to urgent care for and when to go to the Emergency Room (ER). The resources below will ensure you get the care you need the next time you or a family member needs to see a doctor:
Connected Care members enjoy lower deductibles, co-insurance percentages, and out-of-pocket maximums compared to other plans. In addition, only Connected Care members enjoy 100% coverage on preventive care and certain preventive medications. See a list of covered medications here.
A Dedicated Network of Providers, Both Local and National
Quality, accessible care is available through Arizona Care Network, an extensive network with 5,000+ local healthcare providers. View the list of participating providers offering telehealth services. In addition, nationwide coverage for routine and emergency care is available when traveling, or for dependents living elsewhere. Find a Provider on the Connected Care website.
Coordinated Care, Focused on You
With a patient-centered medical home approach, your care team is led by your primary care physician who collaborates with any specialty care providers, and uses various means of technology to support your care. They get to know you and strive for continuity of care. This approach is beneficial whether you’re managing a chronic condition or you’re healthy and simply aiming to stay well.
Concierge, at Your Service
The Connected Care Arizona Concierge is a one-stop resource to help you find a doctor who’s right for you and your family, answer questions about benefits and claims, verify eligibility, process ID card requests, and more. To speak with the Concierge team, call 1-800-974-4517 every Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m Arizona Time.
Hospitals and Facilities Across the Valley
Urgent Care Centers
3 Ways to Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
1. Federal government
With the help of the United States Postal Service (USPS), households can reques
t a total of four (4) tests to be delivered for free. To learn more and order at-home test kits, visit www.covidtests.gov.
Combined, between the retail pharmacy and medical plan, there is an eight (8) test limit per 30 day period per each covered person.
The medical plan will cover qualifying COVID-19 test kits as well. Please use the claim form here and include your receipt. To avoid processing delays, be sure to complete the claim form in its entirety. You can mail the information or login to your member portal and follow the instructions for uploading your claim.
Who is Arizona Care Network?
Arizona Care Network (ACN) is the group of doctors and other healthcare providers who are in-network for the Connected Care AZ health insurance plan option. Our doctors and care facilities work together to improve the health of members and reduce costs by actively coordinating care for patients. We commit to:
Improve the health of our patients with quality care in the best care setting for their situation
Enhance the patient experience because consumers have many choices and we must earn their business
Manage the rising cost of care by working as a team, communicating effectively, and reducing costly duplication of services
Increase provider satisfaction because our doctors and other care givers need to be healthy themselves to deliver good healthcare
This is our Quadruple Aim and everything we do is focused on improving in each of these four areas.
Connected Care is available in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, and Northern California and provides quality healthcare to more than 38,000 employees and their enrolled dependents. This represents 32% of Intel’s U.S. employees and their families with 94% satisfaction.
Care Coordination Can Support Your Overall Health
If you or a dependent are managing a chronic or complex illness, ACN is here to help. Our Care Coordination team works closely with your doctors and you to help manage your condition with the goal to reduce the likelihood of hospitalization and help you achieve your best health.
For ACN Care Coordination needs, call: 1-800-974-4517
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