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UWellness – Be Healthy

Medical Plan Resources

Your Public Employees' Benefits Board (PEBB) health insurance plan makes it easier for you to get preventive care to stay healthy or catch problems early on when more treatment options may be available. Preventive care is covered in full, subject to use of the plans' network providers, and based on the schedule for services, or on recommendation of your physician.

Preventive care includes, but is not limited to:

  • Immunizations
  • Well exams (for babies, children, and adults)
  • Dental cleanings
  • Vision Care
  • Mammogram and colonoscopy screenings
  • Pap smear and pelvic exams
  • Blood cholesterol/lipids screening
  • Blood pressure screenings

Find your plan and see what benefits your plan offers:

Be sure to check out the award-winning health and wellness tools and resources at your health plan's website, too! Each plan—regardless of whether it's a value, classic, or consumer-driven health plan—offers comprehensive, health-related interactive tools, calculators, and guides to help you stay on track.

Find out what resources and tools your plan offers. These links take you to your health plan's website where you will need to enter or create a username and password:

Note: Kaiser Permanente serves UW employees and their dependents within the southwest region of Washington and northwest/north region of Oregon.

Emergency Care Away from Home

Knowing your health care options when you are away from home can give you peace, save you time, and avoid confusion when it comes to possible emergencies. Your Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) health plan generally requires that you use providers within their network, although some health plans have agreements with health providers across the U.S. that allow you to get medical care and remain within their network. Your usual copays, coinsurance, or deductibles will apply. What follows are some things that you can do to prepare for travel.

Know Before You Go

  • Understand how to access your health care benefits while away from home with PEBB's overview chart (page 2), your health plan's Certificate of Coverage, and/or by calling your health plan's customer service staff with questions.
  • When traveling, be sure to pack your health plan's toll-free customer service phone number and your subscriber or member ID number (if you have one).
  • Pack your family's medications, especially medications which may be difficult to get away from home. If traveling by air, leave medications in the original bottles.
  • If you have allergies, reactions to certain medications, foods, or insect bites, or other special medical problems, consider wearing a medical alert bracelet.
  • If you or family members require immediate medical attention due to illness or injury while you're traveling, you should go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you go to a non-network facility, you must contact your provider within 24 hours or as soon as is reasonably possible after the emergency.