Members of the Oregon Health Plan served by Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization now have a 21st century tool to help promote better health. The health plan has announced a free mobile app for Apple or Android smartphones. The app provides many of the resources available on some of the most popular medical websites, allowing users to take more control over their own health.
The “ColPacHealth” mobile app tools to promote health, wellness and well-being include:
- Symptom Care Guides help members assess the severity of any medical issue and decide whether to visit the doctor, go to urgent care or call 911. These are based on clinical practices used by physicians and nurses in 10,000 clinics and 400 nurse advice lines in the US and Canada. They have been tested for 15 years on more than 150 million symptom calls.
- Parent Advice Messages deal with the most common questions parents ask their physicians about their children’s behavior and wellness. Each topic provides a description of the issue, three to five specific recommendations and additional resources.
- One-button access to poison control and Columbia Pacific CCO customer service.
Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization serves about 23,000 Oregonians as a Medicaid Coordinated Care Organization in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties.
The mobile app does not connect Columbia Pacific CCO members to their own secure personal medical records. It does, however, provide a way to record other plan information they choose to add, such as doctors’ and Customer Service telephone numbers, medication and allergy list or health plan member ID number, to have it with them for easy access when they need it, such as when checking into a doctor’s office or filling a prescription.
The ColPacHealth mobile app is available on the App Store for Apple products and on Google Play for Android phones.
For information about Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization or the new ColPacHealth mobile app, contact Jeanie Lunsford, 503-416-3626, firstname.lastname@example.org.