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Wellness resources support your True Health

  • Chronic disease management
    • Better Choices Better Health
      Join a small group of people like you living with a chronic condition in a completely internet-based workshop designed by researchers at Stanford University to help you live healthier. Visit Better Choices, Better Health to check your eligibility. Those with long-term health conditions like arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, depressions and others qualify.

      Better Choices, Better Health is an internet-based workshop that will teach you to build confidence and self-management skills through action planning, sharing experiences, and mutual support in just one hour a week over the course of six weeks.

      Enroll here to start the program. Workshops operate on an open schedule. You may choose any day or time during each week of the workshop to log in and can stop participation at any time. Call (844) 384-1933 with any questions or to opt in or out of the program.
    • Providence Care Management
      Our goal is to help someone every day by taking the unknown out of a new diagnosis or assisting with navigating options for a diagnosis that has been affecting one’s life for a long time
    • Providence health and wellness classes
      Register for a class or an upcoming event regarding smoking cessation, pregnancy & parenting, and more.
    • Kaia Health
      Kaia’s program offers self-care wherever and whenever you need it — whether your pain is sudden, occasional, or chronic. Your program includes pain relief in the convenience of a mobile app. Access to unlimited 1-on-1 health coaching with certified professionals, expertly curated physical exercises to strengthen your body and relaxation techniques you can use to cope with pain. Because of our partnerships with your employer and your health plan, you can feel better on the Kaia pain relief program without spending a dime.

      To enroll, or opt out, click here and enter your personal information to create an account. Kaia Health will check if your costs are covered by your employer or health plan.
  • Depression and stress management
    • Healthy Team Healthy U
      Essential tools for developing sustained behaviors
    • Providence health coaching
      Whether you'd like to increase your activity level, reduce stress, improve your eating habits, lose weight, quit tobacco or just feel better every day, a Providence health coach can help
    • Providence health and wellness classes
      Register for a class or an upcoming event regarding smoking cessation, pregnancy & parenting, and more.
    • Wellness Central
      Log into your myProvidence account to discover health & wellness programs to engage in, and so much more.
    • LifeBalance Program
      Access discounts on more than 20,000 recreational, cultural and travel related businesses and activities.
    • Cascade Centers EAP
      Access more than 20,000 resources to help with any life event, available to you and your family through your Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Behavioral health concierge
      Available for same day or next day access to counseling with dedicated behavioral health providers, and digital cognitive behavioral therapy through SilverCloud.
  • Diabetes prevention and management
    • Virtual Lifestyle Management
      VLM is an internet-based program from Canary Health and is designed to help you improve your health and lower your risk of developing diabetes. VLM consists of 16 weekly lessons, 24x7 online tools and a dedicated personal health coach empower you to take small practical steps to reach your health goals.

      You must be a PEBB medical plan member with qualifying health conditions (this includes weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, sleep apnea, pre-diabetes, etc.). For ages 18 and over only. Visit the PEBB website or click here to find out if you qualify for the VLM program.

      To enroll or opt out of the program, please call 844-862-1697 or e-mail support@vlmservice.com.
    • Providence Care Management
      Our goal is to help someone every day by taking the unknown out of a new diagnosis or assisting with navigating options for a diagnosis that has been affecting one’s life for a long time
    • Providence Diabetes Education
      Whether you have had diabetes for some time or are newly diagnosed, the Providence Diabetes Education program offers you and your family the knowledge and self-care skills necessary to live a healthy life.
    • Providence health and wellness classes
      Register for a class or an upcoming event regarding smoking cessation, pregnancy & parenting, and more.
  • Diet and exercise
    • WW (formerly Weight Watchers)
      The name Weight Watchers (WW) is becoming the world’s partner in wellness. WW welcomes anyone who wants to build healthy habits — whether that means eating better, moving more, developing a positive mindset, focusing on weight or all of the above!
      • All members, spouses/domestic partners or dependents enrolled in a PEBB medical plan ages 18 and up can sign up for WW at no cost.
      • Dependents ages 10-17 who are enrolled in a PEBB medical plan are eligible to participate in Kurbo by WW (the WW program for children) at no cost.
      • To learn more, sign-up, or opt out of the program visit: PEBB.ww.com.
      • Offerings include the following features: easy to use app to track food, activity and weight, database of recipes, help from WW coaches 24/7, online community, and more.

      For any questions or issues, please contact 1-866-454-2144.

    • Providence health coaching
      Whether you'd like to increase your activity level, reduce stress, improve your eating habits, lose weight, quit tobacco or just feel better every day, a Providence health coach can help
    • Active&Fit™ Direct
      Ready to kick-start a routine or looking to take it to the next level? Access more than 11,000 participating fitness centers, 2,500 digital workout videos or daily weekday workout classes on Facebook Live and YouTube for just $25 per month (plus a $25 enrollment fee and applicable taxes; 2-month commitment required).
    • ChooseHealthy®
      We want to give you every opportunity to achieve your health goals. Save big on fitness and wellness products, services and memberships.
    • Wellness Central
      Gain access through your myProvidence account to view your customized dashboard that includes your unique health needs, risks, activity and more. Wellness Central is your health and well-being hub for accessing your True Health resources.
    • Providence health and wellness classes
      Register for a class or an upcoming event regarding smoking cessation, pregnancy & parenting, and more.
    • LifeBalance Program
      Access discounts on more than 20,000 recreational, cultural and travel related businesses and activities.
  • Health assessment
  • Sleep management
    • Healthy Team Healthy U
      Access tools to help you improve your diet, be more physically active, have more energy, and enjoy better health.
    • Providence health coaching
      Whether you'd like to increase your activity level, reduce stress, improve your eating habits, lose weight, quit tobacco or just feel better every day, a Providence health coach can help.
    • Providence Sleep Disorders Centers
      Providing answers and treatment for your sleep problems, Providence Sleep Disorders Centers have a team of sleep experts who have diagnosed and treated sleep disorders for more than 25 years.
  • Tobacco cessation

    Quitting tobacco of any sort takes a commitment. And keeping your commitment can be challenging if you're trying to do it on your own. So we suggest you don't. Research shows that counseling or support in combination with medication (nicotine replacement and/or prescription medication) offers the best shot at breaking free from tobacco.

    Whether you've smoked for six months or 16 years, we've got someone you can partner with to help you be successful. It's up to you to find what works for you —support groups, telephone counseling and classes with free medications – or a combination. Take stock of your temperament — and then take the next step. All of these resources are available at no cost to you as a Providence Health Plan member:


    • Quit For Life
      PEBB members who use tobacco have $25 deducted monthly from their pay to offset the known risks for health care costs they bring to their health plan. You can end the deduction after you quit by filling out a Mid-year Change form.

      Members who use tobacco also have higher rates for optional life insurance. They can get the lower non-tobacco rate when they don't use tobacco for 12 months prior to the next open enrollment.

      Members in PEBB Statewide or Providence Choice:

      Call Quit for Life at 1-866-QUIT-4-LIFE (1-866-784-8454) to opt in or out of the program. There is also a chat feature. Call 877-719-9004 with any questions about the site or your program. Your PEBB benefits give you comprehensive support to quit through no-cost access to:
      • Consultations with a trained Quit Coach who knows how tough it can be to quit and ways you can stay or get back on track.
      • Materials to help you plan and stick to a personalized quit program
      • Nicotine replacement therapy
      • Coverage of certain prescribed medications to help you quit

      Many have been able to quit on their own, but the chances of being successful are eight times greater with support. Whatever your reasons for wanting to quit, start your plan today!

    • Smoking cessation classes
      To find a class or provider near you, view our class list. (Classes are valued at $250 each, and are free to health plan members.)
  • Type 2 diabetes: Are you at risk?

    Type 2 diabetes happens when your body can't use insulin the right way or when the pancreas can't make enough insulin.

    Insulin is a hormone that helps the body's cells use sugar (glucose) for energy. It also helps the body store extra sugar in muscle, fat, and liver cells. Without insulin, this sugar can't get into your cells to do its work. It stays in your blood instead. Your blood sugar level then gets too high. High blood sugar can harm many parts of the body, such as the eyes, heart, blood vessels, nerves, and kidneys. It can also increase your risk for other health problems (complications).

    Type 2 diabetes is different from type 1 diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body's immune system destroys the cells that release insulin, so that over time the body can't produce insulin at all. In type 2 diabetes, the body still makes some insulin, but it can't use it the right way.

    What you can do

    • Know the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes
    • Take the American Diabetes Association’s diabetes risk test and encourage the ones you love to take it too.
    • Take a class to learn more about Type 2 diabetes
    • Join a diabetes support group
    • Know the most appropriate way to shop and eat when you live with diabetes
    • Call a care nurse at 800-662-1121 or email caremanagement@providence.org

    More information on diabetes

    Nearly 25.8 million people — or slightly more than 8 percent of the total U.S. population — have some form of diabetes, whether type 1, type 2 or gestational, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. Perhaps more staggering, however, is that 79 million Americans age 20 and older are considered prediabetic. Are you among them? If you think you may be prediabetic, or have been told that you are, the good news is that with some major changes to diet and exercise routines — and by achieving and maintaining a healthy weight — you can significantly lower their risk of going on to develop type 2 diabetes.

    Whether you're diabetic or prediabetic, we have wonderful programs and resources to help you find support and treatment, and find new ways to live a healthy — and full — life. Diabetes doesn't have to define you.

  • Weight Watchers®

    The name Weight Watchers (WW) is becoming the world’s partner in wellness. WW welcomes anyone who wants to build healthy habits — whether that means eating better, moving more, developing a positive mindset, focusing on weight or all of the above!

    • All members, spouses/domestic partners or dependents enrolled in a PEBB medical plan ages 18 and up can sign up for WW at no cost.
    • Dependents ages 10-17 who are enrolled in a PEBB medical plan are eligible to participate in Kurbo by WW (the WW program for children) at no cost.
    • To learn more, sign-up, or opt out of the program visit: PEBB.ww.com.
    • Offerings include the following features: easy to use app to track food, activity and weight, database of recipes, help from WW coaches 24/7, online community, and more.

    For any questions or issues, please contact 1-866-454-2144.

  • When and where to get care

    Accessing the care you need in the appropriate venue will save you time and money. That’s why it pays to know your options.


    Get to know your options

  • Minimize stress, maximize joy

    Life is full of stressors. Here are some helpful tips to treat yourself well:

    • Begin the day with a solid breakfast. Individuals who eat a good breakfast perform better at work and school. A good breakfast also helps with weight management.
    • Keep good food handy. Pack your lunch and snacks for the day to help ensure protein and good fat, along with fruits and vegetables, are easily accessible.
    • Sidestep liquid calories. Juices, sweet drinks, and alcohol are major contributors to weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
    • Maintain a consistent daily routine – sit down, even if only briefly, to eat something three times a day. Take activity breaks frequently.
    • Get some exercise every day, even if it's only 10 to 20 minutes worth. Remember, in Oregon, there's no bad weather – just bad gear.
    • Sleep is a nutrient – poor sleep (generally considered fewer than seven hours) is associated with obesity, diabetes, increased coronary calcification, decreased immunity.
    • Be kind to yourself; smile.
  • Additional resources
    • myProvidence
      Log into your myProvidence account to manage your health plan benefits and so much more.
    • ProvRN
      Health issues don’t fit neatly into a 9 to 5 schedule — and neither should your access to health information. Providence Health Plan members can call ProvRN around the clock to ask questions about their health.
    • Providence ExpressCare Clinics
      For when you need to be seen today, locate a location near you.
    • Providence ExpressCare Virtual and Web-direct visits
      ExpressCare Virtual is available extended hours, 7 days a week from a tablet, smartphone or computer. And, it's easy to use!
    • Preventive care benefits
      Providence Health Plan makes it easy for you and your dependents to get the preventive care you need, with most services covered in full by in-network providers.
    • ChooseHealthy®
      We want to give you every opportunity to achieve your health goals. Save big on fitness and wellness products, services and memberships.
    • Treatment cost calculator
      The calculator tool is customized for you according to your Providence medical plan, the providers in your plan’s network and how much you’ve accumulated toward your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum.
    • Prescription drug cost calculator
    • Wellness Central
      Gain access through your myProvidence account to view your customized dashboard that includes your unique health needs, risks, activity and more. Wellness Central is your health and well-being hub for accessing your True Health resources.
    • Vision discounts- We partner with Northwest Vision Associates and Visionworks to bring you great discounts on vision services. Discounted products and services include LASIK, contact lenses, eyeglasses and eye exams.

      Visionworks
      800-669-1183
      www.visionworks.com

      Northwest Vision Associates
      www.nvavisionrewards.com