MEDI-CAL Health Education

Health Education

For Our Members

Blue Shield of California Promise Medi-Cal Health Plan (Care1st Health Plan until 12/31/2018) believes that the more informed you are, the better you can manage your health. We have numerous programs and services dedicated to educating our members.

Find important information on topics like staying fit, managing diseases, maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy and many more. We can also help you find classes, counseling and support groups.

Staying Healthy

As your health plan, we want to help keep you and your family healthy. Our Health Education and Health & Wellness Programs are here to help you set up a plan to:

  • Eat healthier
  • Be more active
  • Maintain your weight
  • Quit smoking, if you smoke
  • Manage chronic conditions, like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure
Blue Shield of California Promise Medi-Cal Health Plan (Care1st Health Plan until 12/31/2018) Health & Wellness Program

We know reaching and keeping good health is a lifelong effort. To help you, we offer the Blue Shield of California Promise Medi-Cal Health Plan (Care1st Health Plan until 12/31/2018) Health & Wellness portal (website). The portal has many tools that can help you live healthier and manage chronic conditions. You'll have access to:

  • Daily calorie plans and recipes
  • Exercise plans and demonstrations
  • Health information (brochures and videos)
  • Health workshops
  • Health coaching by phone or e-mail
  • A Registered Dietitian (nutrition expert) and a Personal Trainer by e-mail
  • Activities that focus on helping you with back problems, control high blood pressure, improve your mood and much more
As part of our 2018 Healthy Rewards Program, from March 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018, you can earn points by completing certain activities on the portal. The points you earn will earn you prizes! Prizes include a 1st aid kit, a digital thermometer, a $10 gift card to CVS and a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards to Target.

To learn more and get started, click here. Then click on "Register New Account". You will need your Blue Shield of California Promise Medi-Cal Health Plan (Care1st Health Plan until 12/31/2018) Member ID number. You'll find this number on your Blue Shield of California Promise Medi-Cal Health Plan (Care1st Health Plan until 12/31/2018) Member ID Card. Once you create an account, answer the questions on the Personal Health Assessment (PHA). Once you complete the PHA, you will have access to the portal and can start earning points. If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail or call 323-889-6638 extension 3282.

Help for Back Pain

Have you ever said, “ouch, my aching back”? Then you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease, back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. Some people experience acute pain that normally lasts less than 6 weeks, while others experience chronic pain, which can last longer than 3 months.

Our online Health & Wellness portal has many resources to help you with your back problem. You’ll find healthy back workshop, audio and video presentations, and reading materials. You can also view demos on exercises for strengthening your back. You can even e-mail questions to a Fitness Trainer.

To get started, please click here. Click on "Register New Account". You will need to enter your Blue Shield of California Promise Medi-Cal Health Plan (Care1st Health Plan until 12/31/2018) Member ID number. This number is listed on your Blue Shield of California Promise Medi-Cal Health Plan (Care1st Health Plan until 12/31/2018) Member ID card. You must complete the Personal Health Assessment in order to access the resources mentioned above.