Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important information from Sharp Health Plan

What you should know and how to prepare.


Learn how Sharp Health Plan and Sharp HealthCare are preparing for COVID-19. Plus, get preventive care tips and reliable sources for real-time information.

Your plan medical group

Visit your plan medical group's website to find out how they’re protecting patients, visitors and caregivers during this time. There are no copays for medically necessary COVID-19 screening and testing.

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Call 2-1-1

Get your local questions answered 24/7 by 2-1-1 San Diego, our region’s trusted source for access to community, health, social, and disaster services.

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Seminars and enrollment labs at Sharp Health Plan

All Sharp Health Plan events are canceled until further notice. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to focus on the health and safety of our members, staff, caregivers and community. Please visit sharp.com/coronavirus to learn more about what Sharp is doing to manage COVID-19 during this time.

Get same-day care

We at Sharp Health Plan are here to help you get access to the care you need. Here are some helpful contact numbers and resource links to help you get care now.


Your prescriptions

Pharmacies will remain open during California Governor Newsom’s “stay at home” mandate. It still may be a good time to consider signing up for mail order services.


Helpful shareables

Cold, flu or COVID-19?

Cold, flu or COVID-19?

COVID-19 can have symptoms similar to a cold or flu. Use this chart to learn the differences.

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Stop the spread of germs

Stop the spread of germs

Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19.

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Symptoms of COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19

Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness.

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How to stay healthy

Find helpful information about coronavirus and COVID-19 from our partner Healthwise®. Learn how to stay healthy and what to do if you feel ill.

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Visit the news center

Get the latest updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) from Sharp Health Plan and Sharp HealthCare.

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Preventive care

You know the saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Get your wellness score, download our preventive care checklists and get helpful tips on how to live a healthier life.

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Behavioral health support

Find out more about the behavioral health support we offer.

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Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely

Visit the Consumer Health Choices website to learn which tests, treatments and medications are right for you based on your age, gender, and health history.

 

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Video and phone visits

If you have a medical concern or need a follow-up appointment — and you’d like to save a trip to the doctor’s office — a video or phone visit1 might be the ideal option. Plus, you’ll be able to have your appointment from wherever is most convenient for you.

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Protect yourself against cyber scams

Cyber criminals are finding new ways to defraud people online as we face the coronavirus and COVID-19. Be sure to protect yourself.

 

Watch to see what San Diego County recommends to be prepared for the coronavirus and COVID-19.

Follow these steps to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading to people in your home and community.


Employer resources

We encourage employers to review and follow CDC guidelines to determine planning, preparation, and response to the coronavirus and COVID-19. Employers should encourage employees experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to call their health providers for medical advice. Please know that hospitals will not test people who do not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms. Guidelines for testing for COVID-19 can be found here.

Small business business guidance & loan resources

The US Small Business Administration may be able to help your small business through their disaster assistance program.

The small business owner’s guide to the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can assist businesses with their immediate needs.

Federal disaster loans for small business

Apply for a COVID-19 economic injury disaster loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration.