Thanks to childhood vaccinations, over 10 million cases of infectious illness are prevented in the
U.S. every year. But when we grow up, some vaccines can wear off and make us vulnerable to illness. See why getting immunized throughout your life is so important.
World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on July 28. In the
U.S., nearly 5 million people may be infected with hepatitis B or C. But, many don’t know they have it. Find the facts on how you can stay ahead of the epidemic.
You’ve made us one of the best health plans
in California – and we’re so proud and privileged to be serving you. Get a glimpse of the national health plan survey standards we strive to meet, for members like you.
When you call a company’s customer service line, you don’t expect to
meet an angel. But that’s exactly what happened to Kevin Cook when he was helped by La’Quetta Glasper, a representative in Sharp Health Plan’s Customer Care department.
In honor of National Men’s Health Week, we encourage men to take hands-on steps to address
preventable health issues. Share these recommendations, and ask family and friends if they’re due to see their doctor.
Being exposed to UV radiation is a risk factor for skin cancers, including melanoma. In the U.S., the hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. are the most hazardous. Learn how
to help protect you and your family.
April 2018, Starting this month, the U.S. government will begin mailing new, more secure Medicare ID cards to all Medicare recipients. It’s important to note that the new cards will not replace a health insurance ID card. Get the facts from this article.
It's National Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) occur in about 1 of every 68 people, so it is likely that you may know someone who is affected.
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, which is why prevention, early detection and treatment is so important.
Melissa Hayden-Cook, Sharp Health Plan's CEO, talks to KPBS
about Sharp Health Plan's Excellent NCQA Accreditation, and choosing a health plan based on quality and service.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Learn how to better understand the risk factors and how to make heart-healthy choices.
Sharp Health Plan, a not-for-profit health plan serving San Diegans for the past 25 years, announced that they have once again been recognized nationally and in California for their high-quality care and service.
Raise awareness on cervical health
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Education and regular screenings are the best ways to prevent and diagnose this potentially dangerous disease.
Personal coaching from Sharp Health Plan's Best Health team helps Medicare members get more from their Sharp Direct Advantage Medicare plans.
Sharp Health Plan employees supported the Monarch School for homeless children in San Diego by donating and stuffing more than 900 toiletry bags, as featured in this Sharp Health News article
December includes National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week. Here is some helpful information to keep the flu from bugging you.
November 2017, Nearly 86 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes. In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, learn how to prevent or better manage the disease.
Michael Byrd, Sharp Health Plan’s Chief Business Development Officer, is quoted in this San Diego Union-Tribune article
. He explains how policy owners that qualify for subsidies may find they have more options.
May 2017, Sharp Health Plan's Best Health team was featured in the May/June 2017 issue of Experience Sharp magazine on their work with Evans Hotels.
April 2017, Dr. Cary Shames, Sharp Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer, is quoted in this Sharp Health News article on preventive care. He offers the benefits of why members should take advantage of these no-cost doctor’s visits.