Health and Wellness
We are committed to ensuring that you get the health care you need. We also want you to have access to resources that can help you meet your health goals. That's why we offer the following educational information and wellness programs that can help you lead a healthier life.
Health and Wellness Library
From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, learn about chronic diseases and other health topics in a series of featured health articles.
Programs and Resources
Do you want to find the right resources, save money, and manage your medical conditions? We offer programs and resources with your well-being in mind.
- Condition Management — Are you at risk for a chronic condition such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease? Or maybe you need help managing your condition? Our team of registered nurses and other health care professionals are here to with you and your doctor.
- Care Coordination — You may receive care coordination services based on your health assessment needs. These services will help you to reach your health goals.
- 24/7 Nurseline — If you have questions, our nurses have answers. This help line is staffed 24 hours a day with registered nurses who can help you get answers to your health questions. If an unexpected medical situation arises, a nurse can help you decide if you should call your doctor, visit the ER or urgent care, or treat the problem yourself. You can call the number on the back of your ID card to get the 24/7 Nurseline number for your plan.
Zika virus can cause abnormalities in a developing baby. The virus is caused by infected mosquitoes. If you are pregnant or considering pregnancy, be sure to ask your health care provider if you need to be screened.
A Zika virus screening should be completed by your health care provider at each prenatal check-up. If you or your partner live in or have traveled to areas at risk for Zika transmission, please notify your provider. He or she can perform the screening and appropriate test if needed.
You can find out about any identified areas of Zika virus transmission by visiting the CDC's website . If you have any questions, please contact your provider.
Other Health Topics
Some chronic conditions can be managed so you maintain a good quality of life. With lifestyle changes, some of these conditions can go away or be greatly improved. Some ways to help you lead a more healthy life include a healthy diet, exercise, working to lower your stress levels and following your doctor’s advice. Check out these health topics: