Living with a Chronic Health Condition
Did you know that 125 million Americans (about 45 percent of the population) suffer from at least one chronic health condition? Whether it’s diabetes, asthma, heart failure…when you’re living with a chronic condition, you can’t afford to take your health for granted. That’s why we offer you the opportunity to participate in a free, confidential health management program called CarePatterns.
CarePatterns is administered by Caremark, the company that provides prescription drug benefits for Penn’s medical plans. The program has one goal in mind—to help you feel your best. You’ll have the full support of the program’s CareNurses, who will provide you with expert counseling and information to keep you educated about your condition and help you stay healthy. Call toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to discuss questions you have and to receive helpful tips about your condition and the medicines you’re taking.
The CarePatterns program is intended to support the care you’re already receiving from your doctor—not replace it. So rest assured that your relationship with your doctor will still be primary. CareNurses will help support that relationship and offer you strategies for working more effectively with your doctor.
If you’re living with one or more of the following chronic conditions, see what CarePatterns can do for you:
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
• Coronary Artery Disease
• Heart Failure
• Peptic Ulcer Disease
To learn more about CarePatterns or to enroll, call 1-800-CAREPAT (1-800-227-3728) or go to www.caremark.com/carepatternsenroll. There’s no cost to you—so take advantage of this program now, and take the next step to a healthier life!
—Division of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 23, March 1, 2005