Keeping serious heart conditions in check is import in staying healthy during the pandemic. That includes managing hypertension. While people with these conditions may be at higher risk of complications related to COVID-19, there are things you can do right no to lower that risk—and, as always, Priority Health is here to help. The following actions are designed to help you stay health, stay home and stay safe.

Get your medication delivered to your doorstep

It’s essential to keep taking your regularly prescribed medications, including ACE inhibitors and ARBs. Experts suggest that you have at least a two-week supply of heart disease medications on hand. Did you know you can use your Priority Health plan to get a 90-day supply of your medications delivered to your doorstep—at no cost to you? Deliveries help minimize your exposure and maximize your health regimen. Shipping is free and your first order arrives within 14 days; refills arrive in 7 to 10 days. Be sure to use this convenient benefit for all your Rx needs.

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See a doctor without leaving home

If you need to discuss a non-life-threatening condition with a doctor, take advantage of virtual care. Use this benefit to see a provider whenever you need to. That means getting care 24 hours a day, seven days a week—right from the comfort of your home. Virtual care is also the safest way to screen for COVID-19. It’s just another way to keep you safe yet connected to care right now.

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Create a winning action plan with your doctor

It’s critical for those with heart conditions to keep an eye on their symptoms. If you’re at higher risk, it’s also important to discuss any concerns, along with a personal action plan, with your doctor to manage the challenges brought by the pandemic. In addition, the CDC has put together these resources to help those with cardiovascular conditions better manage them during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s another step in staying as prepared, as safe and as healthy as possible.

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