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Allergies

3 Tips For Spring Allergy Pick-Me-Ups

Welcoming spring means a lot of things: new stands of vibrantly green grass, tender buds on all the trees, the return of singing song birds, but it also means it’s time for spring allergy season. If you’re an allergy sufferer, ...

Awareness

Where to Go When

We’ve all had those moments, head hurts, nose dripping, and a feeling in our chest that can only be described as a piping hot furnace. Or perhaps it’s the weekend and we hear those dreaded words from our son or daughter, ...

Are You Ready For Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season is upon us and Florida Health Care Plans wants you to be ready. According to ready.gov hurricanes are “massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land.” Hurricanes come with potential ...

COVID-19

Telemedicine

Telemedicine Florida Health Care Plans encourages Members to use virtual appointments, where appropriate. To ensure FHCP members, who need care and can better focus on their health, the following are in place through April 21, 2021. ...

Diet and Weight Loss

Getting Up To Speed for Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As the temperature gets warmer, it’s time to get active – and there’s no better time to do it than National Sports and Fitness Month. This May, Americans are reminded to get up, get out and get active during this month of ...

Get Back on Track with Your Health and Wellness Plan

Congratulations! You’ve survived another holiday season with all its chaos, cookies and candy canes. Did you stress yourself out this year? Did you catch the cold or flu bug that is floating around? Did you eat way too much fudge ...

Exercise & Fitness

Pre-diabetes and Diabetes

We’ve all heard about diabetes, but according to the CDC, more than 84.1 million adults in the United States have pre-diabetes. That is more than 1 in 3 adults, most of whom have no idea that they are at risk for type 2 diabetes, ...

Balance and Motion - Palm Coast

We are so excited to announce that on August 16 th we launched our first ever Balance and Motion class with Artie G. in Palm Coast at Belle Terre Swim & Racquet Club 73 Patricia Dr. Palm Coast, FL 32164. Come join senior fitness ...

Family Life

Where to Go When

We’ve all had those moments, head hurts, nose dripping, and a feeling in our chest that can only be described as a piping hot furnace. Or perhaps it’s the weekend and we hear those dreaded words from our son or daughter, ...

VCSB Health and Wellness Expo

On April 21 2018 Florida Health Care Plans hosted a Health and Wellness Expo for the members of the Volusia County School Board. This event brought upwards of 450 people to the Volusia County Fairgrounds’ Tommy Lawrence Arena and ...

Featured News

Florida Health Care Plans Honored with Platinum Status for Worksite Wellness

Florida Health Care Plans, a leader among regional health care organizations, has earned the First Coast Healthiest Companies Platinum Award for its commitment to worksite wellness. The honor was formally presented at the 11th Annual First ...

Healthy Bites - Flu Shot

With the flu season quickly approaching we would like to share a few thoughts with you.

Financial

Getting Your Budget in Order

Time to put that credit card away and start spending wiser! The new year is a perfect time to get your budget in order and finish out 2016 strong. If you had some less than wise spending habits throughout the holiday season and last year, ...

It's That Time of the Year: Getting Your Finances in Order

Now that you’ve recovered from holiday spending, how does your bank account look? If it’s making you a little weak in the knees, now is the time to get things in order. At the start of this financial year, here are three steps ...

Flu Shot

Why this doctor would NOT take the flu shot!

By J. Carol Grigg, MD, Medical Director, Florida Health Care Plans At age 16, I clearly remember catching the flu, being bed-bound for 10 days, with fevers of 104+ and shaking chills, and wanting to die, due to the pain. There was no ...

Can I catch the Flu from the Vaccine?

By: Dr. Neil Nipper Each year between August and March, I take the opportunity in my clinic visits to encourage my patients to get vaccinated for the flu. I’m passionate about sharing the numerous benefits of vaccination which are ...

Health & Wellness

Where to Go When

We’ve all had those moments, head hurts, nose dripping, and a feeling in our chest that can only be described as a piping hot furnace. Or perhaps it’s the weekend and we hear those dreaded words from our son or daughter, ...

Pre-diabetes and Diabetes

We’ve all heard about diabetes, but according to the CDC, more than 84.1 million adults in the United States have pre-diabetes. That is more than 1 in 3 adults, most of whom have no idea that they are at risk for type 2 diabetes, ...

Heart Health

Chocolate: A Brief History + Possible Heart-Health Benefits

Throughout chocolate’s history, it has been believed to possess mysterious properties, from the ability to act as an aphrodisiac and enhance moods to allowing humans to connect directly to their gods. The bitter drink of ancient ...

Proven Tips For Reading Nutrition Labels

Americans are increasingly more health-conscious, insisting on healthier foods in the grocery store and better reporting of product ingredients. But even as we’re demanding changes to our food supply, many among us still struggle with ...

Hurricanes

Are You Ready For Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season is upon us and Florida Health Care Plans wants you to be ready. According to ready.gov hurricanes are “massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land.” Hurricanes come with potential ...

Hurricane Irma Updates

9/7/2017 (1 p.m.) Florida Health Care Plans is continuing to monitor Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma is currently a dangerous storm and on a path toward the Florida Peninsula. Important Information Regarding FHCP Facility Closures: All FHCP ...

In The Community

Florida Health Care Plans Honored with Platinum Status for Worksite Wellness

Florida Health Care Plans, a leader among regional health care organizations, has earned the First Coast Healthiest Companies Platinum Award for its commitment to worksite wellness. The honor was formally presented at the 11th Annual First ...

Florida Health Care Plans Awards

Florida Health Care Plans is once again humbled to have received the News-Journal 2018 Readers’ Choice award as well as The News-Journals 2018 Best of the Best award. We will continue to strive in providing our members the trust, ...

Kidney Health

Let's Take A Good Look At Your Kidneys

Your body does a million amazing things every day, but few of your organs work as hard as your kidneys at keeping your body free of waste and stabilizing your electrolytes. Each of your kidneys is made up of about a million nephrons, ...

Member Announcements

Announcing the NEW FHCP Member Portal!

We have some exciting news, Florida Health Care Plans Members! We are proud to announce our brand new FHCP Member Portal. We had you in mind with our updated features, so sign up and take a look around! In the new Member Portal, we provide ...

Hurricane Irma Updates

9/7/2017 (1 p.m.) Florida Health Care Plans is continuing to monitor Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma is currently a dangerous storm and on a path toward the Florida Peninsula. Important Information Regarding FHCP Facility Closures: All FHCP ...

Recipes & Food

Ditch The Salt Without Ditching The Taste

Cooking is as much of an art as it is a science, but when your doctor’s telling you that it’s time to reduce your sodium intake, it can be tricky to keep the magic in the kitchen. The good news is that there are lots of ...

3 Power Foods For A Power Workout

Spending an hour sweating at the gym is great for your heart, lungs and muscles, but to power this sort of explosive activity you’re going to need to add some healthy fuel. You could grab the nearest Gatorade and a granola bar, but ...

Safety

Safety Awareness - FHCP

A huge thank you to the Holly Hill Police Department for providing us with a wonderful morning here at the Community Wellness and Education Center in Ormond. Sgt. Denise Marquez from the Holly Hill Police Department spoke to members about ...

Hurricane Irma Updates

9/7/2017 (1 p.m.) Florida Health Care Plans is continuing to monitor Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma is currently a dangerous storm and on a path toward the Florida Peninsula. Important Information Regarding FHCP Facility Closures: All FHCP ...

Skin Health

Skin Cancer Awareness: How to Keep Your Skin Safe

Skin cancer will affect one in five Americans throughout the course of their lifetimes, and 800,000 have a history of melanoma. Skin cancers, including melanoma, can affect people young and old…but it also is, in some cases, ...

Sleep

Five Tips To Start Getting a Better Night's Sleep Starting Tonight

Sleep is a key ingredient to good health for people of all ages, and it’s something we need to recharge every day. It’s a struggle to stay productive when you are lacking sleep, so it is important to follow these tips to get the ...

Stress

Stress-Busting 101

Stress affects everyone at one time or another – but it doesn’t have to rule your life! By understanding where your stress comes from, you can develop techniques to help reduce your stress and feel better emotionally and ...

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