People in New Jersey are starting to suffer the effects of a respiratory virus known as Enterovirus, or EV. EV are common viruses; about 10‐15 million EV infections occur in this country every year. Most people who have EV have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, but some infections can be serious. Some mild symptoms are runny nose, sneezing, cough, body and muscle aches, and sometimes fever. Severe symptoms include problems with breathing, as well as worsening asthma symptoms.
Being healthy during this busy time of year is important. You need a reliable way to stay in touch with doctors, pharmacies and other services as well as family and friends. As a Medicaid member, you may be eligible for a free phone, 250 free minutes of voice service and 250 free text messages each month from Assurance Wireless, a federal Lifeline Assistance program from Virgin Mobile USA. Lifeline Assistance is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.
One of the many benefits of being a Horizon NJ Health member is having access to high-quality health care. When there are any changes to our large network of providers, you can trust that we will let you know right away.
As many students are at college or schools that are not close to home, it is important to know what to do if medical care is needed. If your situation is not an emergency, but it is medically necessary for you to get care quickly,full-time students can visit an out-of-town urgent care center. There are many urgent care centers throughout the United States open seven days a week, and you do not need an appointment. You do not need to get prior approval from Horizon NJ Health to visit an urgent care center for an urgent medical condition. Just show the staff your Horizon NJ Health ID card
Horizon NJ Health wants to help keep you connected to your family, friends and health.