BATON ROUGE, La. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has services available to help members who may be affected by Tropical Storm Sally. The storm is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall near the Louisiana – Mississippi coast early Tuesday morning.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana urges all residents to consider their health needs and take steps to prepare, especially given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. See tips, including how to download a digital ID card, at bcbsla.com/hurricanes.
Blue Cross is allowing early prescription medicine refills for a limited time, so members can make sure they have enough medication for a few days in case they need to evacuate or are unable to leave their homes because of the storms. Members who have trouble refilling a prescription can call the Pharmacy number on their ID cards for help.
As you make plans for what your family will do during the storms, consider your healthcare needs:
To learn more about hurricane preparedness, watch Blue Cross’ short video on Summer Ready: Preparing Your Health for Hurricanes (1:00). Visit the State of Louisiana’s Get a Game Plan site for more information.
Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana YouTube page to see short videos with the clinical team and others discussing various health topics. Subscribe to know when new videos are added. You can also connect with Blue Cross on social media for regular updates.
For information on what Blue Cross is doing for members during COVID-19, visit www.bcbsla.com/covid19.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We were recognized in 2019 and 2020 as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We invite all Louisianians to visit our website at www.bcbsla.com or talk to us on social media.