H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
We’re all concerned about this outbreak, and it’s important to stay
calm and be informed.
HMSA is working with public health organizations to provide accurate information,
promote education, and increase awareness about the H1N1 flu virus, also known as
swine flu or Swine-Origin Influenza Virus (S-OIV). We are also reviewing our business,
response and contingency plans to be ready for various possible scenarios.
For information on the H1N1 flu, please visit the following websites:
Another great resource is HMSA’s Online Care.
With Online Care, you can talk to a local doctor from HMSA’s network anytime
of the day or night, via the Internet or phone. You can ask about symptoms, discuss
your concerns, or get tips on how to stay healthy. And it’s available for
everyone statewide, not just HMSA members.
HMSA’s Online Care is fast, convenient, private and affordable. And you can
access it from the comfort and privacy of your home. If you’re not feeling
well, you can talk to a doctor right away instead of delaying care and possibly
spreading a virus. HMSA’s Online Care now includes a swine flu symptom checker
to see if your symptoms could be caused by the H1N1 virus. To use the checker, log
on to HMSA’s Online Care. From your home
page, click on To Do List.