In addition, Asuris’ new COVID-19 symptom checker now available to the public to assess health amid uncertainty
As part of a continued effort to support members’ health and well-being, Asuris Northwest Health is offering members free access to COVID-19 and Mental Wellness resources powered by myStrength, a digital behavioral health app, through the end of the year.
MyStrength from Livongo for Behavioral Health provides interactive, activity-based modules designed to manage heightened stress and feelings of social isolation stemming from the current pandemic. Through year-end, Asuris’ fully-insured and self-funded members will have complementary access to myStrength’s COVID-19 and Mental Wellness resources, which include stress-management strategies, tips for parenting during challenging times, ideas to manage feelings of social isolation, and other emotional support tools.
“In times of stress and uncertainty, it is incredibly important to attend to your mental health in addition to your physical well-being,” said Dr. Jim Polo, executive medical director with Asuris Northwest Health. “Offering our members free access to myStrength’s platform is just one of the ways we’re helping our community remain resilient through the pandemic with additional support and tools to better manage stress.”
Members can get started by visiting the myStrength website, where they can create a free account.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing behavioral health challenges amplified, and access to mental health professionals limited,” said Livongo Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bimal Shah. “Since launching COVID-19 specific modules in April, utilization has significantly increased across our platform. We are excited to offer personalized, digital behavioral health resources to Asuris members that support their mental health and wellness during these challenging times.”
In addition, all Asuris members can access COVID-19 resources free-of-charge through Asuris Motivate, a well-being platform that includes self-guided programs on managing stress, building resilience, and boosting nutrition.
In a continued effort to support the health of the communities it serves, Asuris Northwest Health is offering an interactive COVID-19 symptoms checker that helps individuals assess their health and determine the best course of action if they exhibit signs of coronavirus. The symptom tracker is available to the public and can be found on asuris.com.
Asuris’ holistic response to the COVID-19 pandemic also includes proactive outreach to at-risk members, increased access to telehealth, provider community support, and philanthropic investments in local organizations serving those in need. To learn more about what Asuris is doing to support members, providers and local communities, please visit asuris.com/go/covid-19.
About Asuris Northwest Health
Asuris Northwest Health offers a full range of health care coverage options, including dental coverage, for eastern Washington employers and individuals. We also offer Medicare supplemental plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and provide member access to more than 20,000 health care providers. Asuris is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. Asuris Northwest Health, a nonprofit health plan, is a member of the Cambia Health Solutions family of companies. For more information, please visit www.asuris.com or www.twitter.com/AsurisNWHealth.
Livongo is a separate and independent company that provides behavioral health services but does not provide Asuris Northwest Health products or services and is solely responsible for its products or services.