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 medications on hand. Did you know that you can get your medications delivered safely to your doorstep with free, at-home delivery service through CVS, Walgreens or Meijer pharmacies? Deliveries help minimize your exposure and maximize your health regimen.
See a doctor without leaving home
If you need to discuss a non-life-threatening condition with a doctor, take advantage of virtual care. Available to you at no cost, 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.
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.