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Is a Video Visit Right for You?

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Access, Digital Health, Health and Wellness

Between balancing work, caring for others, and taking time for yourself, it can sometimes be inconvenient to visit a healthcare provider’s office for an in-person appointment. If you have limited mobility or live in a rural area, it may prove even more challenging. In many cases, a video visit for everyday health needs, advice, or follow-up care can be a quick, convenient alternative to making the trip for an in-person visit.

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Sutter Health Plus Relocates Headquarters

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021 in News

At Sutter Health Plus, we are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all of our customers, members, and employees. In fact, throughout the duration of this public health crisis, our employees continue working remotely and our office remains closed to visitors.

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Help for Substance Use

Posted by on Apr 9, 2021 in Access, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

Navigating the many unknowns right now—like potentially returning to a worksite, scheduling hybrid or in-person schooling for kids, or wondering if it’s safe to book a vacation or event—may feel overwhelming. Some people may turn to substance use to manage the constant flow of anxiety and stress.

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An Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in Access, COVID-19

With COVID-19 vaccine supply increasing and eligibility expanding, California is taking a big step in its vaccine distribution. Please be assured that Sutter Health Plus is actively engaged and working to help members understand how to navigate their COVID-19 vaccine eligibility during this time.

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Appointments
Starting April 1, 2021, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is expanding to include all Californians age 50 and up. Two weeks later, on April 15, 2021, all individuals age 16 and up will be eligible.

Until then, the currently eligible groups include people age 65 and up, essential workers (agriculture and food, education and childcare, emergency services, and public transit/airport and commercial airlines), individuals age 16-64 with severe health conditions, and individuals with a developmental or other high-risk disability as defined by the California Department of Public Health.

As supply allows, vaccinations are offered at multiple locations across the Sutter Health Plus service area, including at several large-scale and drive-through clinics. Members who are eligible to receive the vaccine can check appointment availability through:

  • Sutter’s patient portal, My Health Online, or by calling the Sutter Health COVID-19 Vaccine appointment line at 844-987-6115
  • California’s list of local COVID-19 resource websites to sign up for county alerts and find vaccination sites
  • Network pharmacies

Members can also sign up on My Turn, California’s COVID-19 vaccine scheduling portal, to be notified when they are eligible to schedule a vaccine appointment. If a member is eligible and vaccine appointments are available through My Turn, they can schedule one.

As a reminder, if a Sutter Health Plus member is able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s covered even if it is administered out-of-network.

Safety Protocols
At this time, state and federal health officials still recommend masking and physical distancing to be critical tools in preventing COVID-19 transmission until a large percentage of the population is vaccinated. It is important to remain vigilant and follow public health guidance.

Additional Resources
For up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit:

Maintaining Pediatric Health

Posted by on Mar 26, 2021 in Affordability, COVID-19, Health and Wellness

With guidance from state and local officials, many schools across Northern California are reopening and welcoming back students for in-person learning. This news comes as a beacon of hope for parents and children alike—that everyday daily life is resuming with a sense of normalcy.

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An Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing

Posted by on Mar 23, 2021 in Access, COVID-19

With the improvements in vaccine supply and expansion in vaccine eligibility and testing coverage, there’s renewed hope on the horizon. Please be assured that Sutter Health Plus is actively engaged and working to help members understand how to navigate their care and coverage during this time.

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Caring for Heart Health

Posted by on Mar 10, 2021 in Access, Health and Wellness

There are many ways to lower the risk of heart disease. In fact, the World Heart Federation reports at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke may be avoided. Take practical steps toward a healthier heart with preventive care, making lifestyle changes, and practicing self-care. Sutter Health Plus members have access to a variety of programs and services, many at no cost share, to help manage heart health.

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