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Grateful patient Kevin Cook with his smiling caregivers

A ‘guardian angel’ in Customer Care

June 2018, 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.

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Raise awareness on men's health

June 2018, 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.

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Raise awareness on melanoma

May 2018, 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.

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New Medicare ID cards

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.


Learn the signs of autism

April 2018, 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.

Colon Health Awareness

March is designated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 2018, 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.


Sharp Health Plan earns top marks from nonprofit ratings group

February 2018, 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.

Raise awareness on heart heath

Raise awareness on heart health

February 2018, 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.

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Sharp Health Plan recognized for high-quality care and service

February 2018, 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.

Cervical health awarenessRaise awareness on cervical health

January 2018, January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Education and regular screenings are the best ways to prevent and diagnose this potentially dangerous disease.

Extra mile for Medicare members

Going the extra mile for Medicare members

January 2018, 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 staff gives backA culture of giving back

January 2018, 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.

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Get educated: stop the flu cycle

December 2017, December includes National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week. Here is some helpful information to keep the flu from bugging you.

Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Health Plan is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment with Sharp Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.

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