Get the most out of your visit with a new doctor by following these tips. Showing up prepared helps you and your doctor ask the right questions and leads to a more productive appointment.
Before your appointment:
1. Get a copy of your medical records
2. Prepare a list of medications
3. Gather your family’s health history
4. Know your immunization history
5. Make a list of questions you have
During your appointment:
6. Ask about after-hours care
7. Request a wellness evaluation
8. Schedule your next visit
Featured Doc Talk
If you feel and look healthy, do you actually need to go and get an annual physical? The short answer is YES! Dignity Health’s Dr. Christopher Swales talks about issues that you may not be able to identify if you don’t go to your annual physical and screening.
Why Connected Care?
Lower Cost, Higher Value
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 over 5,500 local healthcare providers. 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.
Hospitals and Facilities Across the Valley
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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Congratulations to our partners at Abrazo Community Health Network on this exciting expansion in the West Valley. We appreciate your commitment to providing exceptional care and we are looking forward to seeing how this medical campus serves the needs of the Buckeye community.Abrazo is pleased to announce that it has acquired land in Buckeye that will be developed into a future medical campus. Plans for the 27-acre property near the southwest corner of I-10 and Verrado Way include a medical office building, ambulatory services and an acute care hospital.
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