Medicare Open Enrollment

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Read the latest news on Medicare Open Enrollment published by The Medicare Blog. Read original post here.

“Fall is the perfect time to take care of things around your house—like turning your clocks back and changing smoke detector batteries. Another important item on your fall checklist is Medicare’s Open Enrollment, which runs from October 15–December 7. It’s important that your health plan meets the changing demands in your life, so now’s your chance to review your coverage and see if you need to make any changes for next year. Or, you may decide you’re happy with the plan you have now. If that’s the case, and the plan is still being offered next year, you don’t need to do anything.

Over the next few months, look around—you’ll find a wealth of information about your Medicare benefits, especially in these everyday places:

In the mail

Look through your mail carefully—you may get important notices from your current plan, Medicare, or Social Security about changes to your coverage or any Extra Help you may get paying for prescription drugs.

Also, look for your Medicare & You handbook. It contains information about all of the Medicare plans in your area. If you decided to “go paperless,” you’ll get an email pointing you to Medicare.gov where you can get all the same information.

You’ll also start to see brochures from companies that offer Medicare health and drug plans. Just remember, be smart about protecting your personal information and your identity—plans aren’t allowed to call or come to your home without an invitation from you.

On your computer

Comparing your plan choices is important. Our Medicare Plan Finder is ready with all of the 2016 health and drug plan cost information to make it as easy as possible. Enter the drugs you take to find out how you can lower your costs and review the plan’s ratings to compare plan quality. If you find a plan that meets your needs, you’ll be able to join the plan right online starting October 15. If you haven’t used the Plan Finder before, check out our video to help you get started.

In your community

Take a moment as you enjoy these crisp mornings to review the Medicare information that’s out there. You may find a local event—somewhere right around the corner with counselors to help you, like your State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Don’t miss the chance to get personalized help if you need it!

Now’s the time to enjoy the choice and control you have over your health care coverage. Just like fall, Medicare Open Enrollment only comes once a year.”

Flu Shots Now Available

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Flu shots are now available at Crossroads Family Care

Don’t let the flu virus get you feeling “under the weather” this Winter. Now is the time to stop by our Henderson or Mt. Enterprise location to get your flu shot today!

Our flu shots are $25.00 for a self-pay patient. However, many insurances cover the flu shot which is available now through December and sometimes into January.

In many cases a patient will be able to come to the clinic for their flu shot without having to see the provider. They can see a nurse or medical assistant and be on their way. However, in some cases (such as when we haven’t seen the patient in a couple of years), the provider is going to want to see the patient first.

National Health Center Week 2015

Crossroads Family Care Celebrates National Health Center Week 2015

This event is Part of National Campaign Celebrating 50 Years of Success in Healthcare Delivery

August 10, 2015 Crossroads Family Care is marking National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW) with a Back to School Health Fair, as part of a weeklong campaign (August 9-15) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers. The national celebration comes on the heels of new data that shows health centers now serve over 24 million people (or one in 14 Americans) as the largest and most successful system of primary healthcare.

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Back to School Health Fair

August 10th-14th is National Health Center Week and we’re celebrating with a Back to School Health Fair with giveaways and prizes. Schedule a well-child exam, immunization, sports physical, dental exam and cleaning or all 4 and your child will be entered into a drawing for a backpack filled with school supplies. There will also be a Children’s Art Contest.

We will have drawing supplies in the waiting rooms throughout the week. Winners will be displayed in the lobbies at the clinic, and two grand prizes will be given.

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East Texas Health Clinic Unveils New Name

On July 6, 2015, Mt. Enterprise Community Health Clinic and the Rusk County Community Health Center will celebrate its new name as Crossroads Family Care. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00am at the Henderson location at 1115 US Hwy 259 South. An Open House will follow with free snow cones, popcorn, and hot dogs. The Mt. Enterprise location will celebrate with an open house at 3:00pm at 106 W. Rusk St. with a Ribbon Cutting at 3:30pm that same day. Since 2008, the clinic has offered quality, affordable health care in Rusk County and the surrounding communities. The organization felt that the new identity would bring the two locations together under one cohesive name and look.

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