Winning Health | Gold Coast Health Plan | Issue 3 | Winter 2018

For the past two years, Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) has enhanced its benefits to improve the health of its members. Some of the enhanced benefits are: ■  ■ Cardiac (heart) rehab. ■  ■ Pulmonary (lung) rehab. ■  ■ Acupuncture. ■  ■ Podiatry (foot care). To get these benefits, members must see a provider that is contracted with GCHP. Ask your doctor if any of these services will help you. Cardiac (heart) rehab ■  ■ Helps members with heart disease or other problems return to a healthier and active life. ■  ■ Teaches members about their disease. This helps reduce risks and prevent future heart issues. ■  ■ Offers special exercise classes to help improve heart health and strength. ■  ■ Pre-approval is needed. Pulmonary (lung) rehab ■  ■ Helps members who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ■  ■ Teaches members about what to expect with COPD and how to live with it. ■  ■ Benefits are: fewer breathing problems, better quality of life, and fewer visits to the emergency room (ER) and days in the hospital. ■  ■ Pre-approval is needed. Acupuncture ■  ■ Available for GCHP members with severe chronic pain caused by a health issue. ■  ■ Services are limited to two visits per month. ■  ■ No pre-approval is needed. Podiatry (foot care) ■  ■ Medical and surgical services that treat problems of the feet and ankles. ■  ■ Problems can be due to a chronic health problem or an illness that keeps you from walking. ■  ■ Services require a referral from your doctor. Benefits for better health For more information about these benefits, call Member Services at 1-888-301-1228/TTY 1-888-310-7347 , Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit . Standard U.S. Postage PAID Long Beach, CA Permit No. 2041 Issue 1 • Summer 2018 health winning