Make a plan that covers your needs, including the health and wellness for each household member, during events that require you to leave home suddenly or shelter in place for a long time.
By planning early for your needs, you will be ready to respond, which can help you and your family avoid stress and fear.
Build an emergency kit that is specific to you and your family.
Keep in mind that evacuation and sheltering policies may be different this year because of COVID-19 and social distancing. Pay close attention to alerts for your area if a storm is coming to know how you can leave safely.
Among documents and items to consider keeping in a safe-deposit box and/or securely in a digital form:
Remember that if you can’t get to your regular doctor’s office after a storm or if you’re away from home, you can have online doctor visits 24/7 with BlueCare, Blue Cross’ telehealth services. BlueCare is available in all 50 states.
BlueCare doctors are U.S. trained and board certified, and you can have BlueCare visits on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop or any device with internet and a camera. BlueCare doctors can treat minor illnesses like colds, fever, flu symptoms, mild stomach bugs, pink eye, rashes, bladder infections or allergies, and can give you a prescription for most conditions.
Go to www.BlueCareLA.com or get the BlueCare app for Android or iPhone.
Visit these links for more information:
You can connect with Blue Cross on social media for regular updates about hurricanes or other health topics.
Digital ID Cards
Log in to your account to view and download a digital version of your Blue Cross member identification cards.