Health & Wellness
Would you like to be healthier? You’re in the right place. No matter your health status, there are things you can do to improve your health and quality of life. This site provides quick, easy access to information, interactive tools and tips to help you reach your health goals.
Do you or a loved one want to improve your health? You can do it! We’ve created health centers by topic to help you get started on your journey to wellness.
What is asthma? What can you do to control asthma symptoms? Do you need to see how to use a metered-dose inhaler? If you’re struggling to control your or your child’s asthma, this site can help.
Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, asthma-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You’ll learn about things like making an asthma action plan, how to learn your asthma triggers and when to call the doctor. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.
Have you thought about what you want your future family to look like? Contraceptives give both men and women control over when and how they become parents. Amerigroup members get contraceptives, or birth control, at no cost. If you set up an appointment to talk about family planning with your doctor, you can earn a $25 reward. Call Member Services at 1-800-600-4441 (TTY 711) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time.
Below, you’ll find more information about birth control and family planning.
This table compares different methods of birth control work and their effectiveness.
Family planning topics
- Which birth control is right for me? (Spanish)
- Short-term hormonal birth control (Spanish)
- Contraception for men (Spanish)
- Condoms (Spanish)
- Sterilization (Spanish)
- Emergency contraception (Spanish)
Are you pregnant or thinking about having a baby? Are you already a new mom? If so, this site can help you take steps to having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, pregnancy and childbirth-related apps and helpful resources. You can use it to set health goals and find answers to your questions. Learn how your baby is growing and developing. Find out when to see the doctor during pregnancy and after childbirth. Members can call Member Services to join our program called Taking Care of Baby and Me.
Pregnancy and Childbirth Apps
From Embryo to Baby in 9 Months
Watch how your baby grows and changes month by month inside the womb.
Pregnancy and Childbirth Topics
Staying healthy during flu season
Influenza, also known as the flu, can make you feel terrible. Having the flu can result in lost time at school, work, or with family and friends. But there are things you can do now to help keep the flu away:
- Get a flu vaccine, or shot, each year
- Wash your hands often
- Stay away from people who have the flu
- Eat more foods like fruits and veggies that can help protect you from the flu
- Drink more water
- Get more rest
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months and older, especially those at high risk of serious effects of the flu, get a flu shot every year. And if you’re age 65 or older, the CDC suggests getting a pneumonia vaccine as well.
When should you get a flu shot?
Try to get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine becomes available — or by the end of October, before the flu season even begins and reaches the place where you live. Even though the flu season usually peaks in January or later, this will give your body time to develop the antibodies needed to protect against the flu.
Where can you get a flu shot or more information?
- Your case manager can talk with you about flu shots and help you find where you can get the flu shot
- Your primary care provider (PCP) will help you learn about flu shots and can provide them
- You can get the flu shot at any of our network pharmacies if you’re age 21 or older
- Your local health department will give you the flu shot
Remember to show your Amerigroup ID card when you get the flu or pneumonia shots.
Cold, Flu and Pneumonia Topics
What is diabetes? Are you looking for ways to control your blood sugar or manage your weight? Would you like to eat healthier and be more active? If so, this site can help.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, diabetes-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and set health goals. You'll learn about things like making changes in your lifestyle, important health care screenings and when to call the doctor. Find out about small steps you can take right now to live life well with diabetes.
Would you like to have more energy or lose some weight? Could you benefit from changing your diet or being more active? If you want to take steps towards a healthier you, this site can help.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, fitness-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you set personal health goals. You'll learn about things like healthy eating and how to make activity a part of your daily life. A fit body can be in your future. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.
Fit Body Apps
Fit Body Topics
We all feel down, worried or overwhelmed at times. But when these feelings last a while or they stop you from doing daily tasks, it may be time to seek help. Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, behavioral health-related apps and helpful resources.
When should you call the doctor? You'll learn about things like managing stress, overcoming depression, treating anxiety and attention deficit disorder. This site can help you deal with life's pressures in healthy ways. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.
Fit Mind Apps
What's Your Stress Level?
Find out what effect recent life changes may be having on your health.
Are you Depressed?
This tool helps you to see if how you're feeling is a sign of depression.
Fit Mind Topics
What is heart disease? What can you do to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? Are you looking for ways to lower your cholesterol or control your high blood pressure? If so, this site can help.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, heart health-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You'll learn about things like making changes in your lifestyle, important health care screenings and when to call the doctor. Find out about small steps you can take to help improve your health.
Heart Disease Apps
Heart Disease Topics
Is your use of alcohol or drugs affecting your daily life? Is it causing problems at work, at home or in your relationships? If so, it may be time to seek help. Addiction is a disease, just like diabetes or heart disease.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, addiction-related apps and helpful resources. You'll learn about things like how to spot the signs of drug or alcohol addiction, treatment options and where to find support. This site can help you take steps to become alcohol and drug free.
Alcohol and Drug-Free Topics
Have you ever thought about quitting smoking, chewing or dipping? How much healthier would you be if you stopped using tobacco? How much money would you save? Making a change can be hard, but you can do it! This site can help.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, tobacco cessation-related apps and helpful resources. You'll learn about things like how to know if you're ready to quit, steps you can take to help you break the habit and where to find support. You can be tobacco-free for good.
Tobacco Free Topics
What is Health A to Z?
Health A to Z is an online health resource. It’s easy to use and provides information and answers on many health topics. You can also check your symptoms with our symptom checker and explore our interactive tools to help guide your health care decisions.
You’re not alone. Check out these sources of support to help you reach your health and wellness goals.