United Healthcare responds to Ebola concerns:
United Healthcare has responded to the public’s concerns about the Ebola Virus, as details from the CDC emerge on an ongoing basis.
Currently, any testing for Ebola must be done at the direction of and in direct consultation with state and public health departments and the CDC.
At this time, the carrier is stating that diagnostic testing and associated treatment will be covered as detailed by the group plans.
“Although the chances are very low, if a UnitedHealthcare member tests positive for the disease, and we are made aware, we will work with the member’s medical team and public health authorities to help facilitate access to appropriate care.”
United Health care has provided the following links:
• Members can visit www.myuhc.com for links to the CDC Ebola Information page to learn more about the disease, FAQs and the latest CDC guidance and protocols.
• UnitedHealthcare’s 24 hour NurseLine is staffed to answer clinical questions or concerns regarding Ebola, based on current CDC guidance.
• Members who plan to travel to West Africa are asked to visit the U.S. State Department website for the latest travel advisories