Winning Health | Gold Coast Health Plan | Issue 3 | Winter 2023

24-Hour Advice Nurse Line: 1-877-431-1700/TTY 711 6 If you have high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for a blood pressure cuff from your local pharmacy. A blood pressure cuff is a monitor to measure your blood pressure. Helpful tips for taking your blood pressure: ●Take your blood pressure daily or as recommended by your doctor. ●Wait 30 minutes after you drink caffeine or exercise before checking your blood pressure. ●Take your blood pressure around the same time of the day. ●Use the same arm each time you take a reading. ●Taking your blood pressure with Nondiscrimination notice Discrimination is against the law. Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) follows state and federal civil rights laws. GCHP does not unlawfully discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently because of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. GCHP provides: ●Free aids and services to people with disabilities to help them communicate better, such as: ●Qualified sign language interpreters. ●Written information in other formats, including alternative format requests such as Braille, audio format, large print (no less than 20-point Arial font), and accessible electronic formats, such as a data CD, as well as requests for other auxiliary aids and services that may be appropriate. ●Free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as: ●Qualified interpreters. ●Information written in other languages. If you need these services, call GCHP between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 1-888-301-1228. If you cannot hear or speak well, please call 1-888-310-7347. Upon request, this document can be made available to you in Braille, large print, audiocassette or electronic form. To obtain a copy in one of these alternative formats and/or other auxiliary aids and services: ●Call: Gold Coast Health Plan 1-888-301-1228. If you use a TTY, call 1-888-310-7347 or 711. ●Or write to: Gold Coast Health Plan Attn: Member Services 711 E. Daily Drive, Suite 106 Camarillo, CA 93010 Managing blood pressure a bare arm is best. ●Sit up straight with your back against the chair. ●Do not cross your legs. ●Stay still and do not talk while taking your blood pressure. ●Follow the instructions that come with your blood pressure monitor. ●Write down readings, along with the date and time. NEXT STEPS: Ask your doctor or local pharmacy if you have any questions about using your blood pressure cuff. You may also call Medi-Cal Rx with questions about your prescriptions at 1-800-977-2273, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you use a TTY, call 711.