Families Against Narcotics was formed in 2011 to help communities bring awareness and solutions to the opioid epidemic. Support group meetings for the growing number of persons and families struggling with addiction issues, and those who have already lost loved ones, include resources for treatment and prevention.
The event will take place June 21, at Traverse City’s Central United Methodist Church from 5:15 – 8:00 p.m. Our keynote speaker will be Judge Linda Davis, founder of F.A.N. She is also the Chair of Governor Snyder’s Opioid and Prescription Drug Task Force and has been called to the White House several times to consult with the President’s Commission on Opioid Abuse. She is a dynamic speaker and we are hoping that she will rally our community around F.A.N. and a new program she launched last year, Hope Not Handcuffs, which focuses on getting addicts into treatment. Our law enforcement agencies will be meeting separately with Judge Davis on Friday morning after the event to discuss Hope Not Handcuffs and how it can work in our community.
Spring rental books are due back to the bookstore on Friday, May 4. Unsure of what you rented? Contact the bookstore at 995-1285 or firstname.lastname@example.org to check.
Looking to sell your spring books? Stop by the bookstore April 30-May 4 to sell your books for cash!
How does it work?
Blue Cross Online Visits is fast and convenient. There’s no cost to enroll and no monthly fee.
Here’s how you sign up:
- Mobile – Download the BCBSM Online VisitsSM app
- Web – Visit bcbsmonlinevisits.com
- Phone – Call 1-844-606-1608
Add your Blue Cross or Blue Care Network healthcare plan information.
What medical illnesses can be treated online?
When you can’t get to your doctor’s office, you can talk to an online doctor about minor illnesses such as:
- Sinus and respiratory infections
- Cold and flu
- Painful urination
- Eye irritation or redness
- Sore throat
If your life is at risk, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
What behavioral health concerns does online visits address?
You can speak with a therapist or psychiatrist if you’re struggling with challenges such as anxiety, depression and grief. Therapists use talk therapy, while psychiatrists manage medications.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Medical care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week without an appointment. Behavioral health visits are available by appointment only.
- Therapy is available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for adults and children 10 and over.
- Psychiatrists set their own hours and some may also offer evening or weekend appointments. Visits are for adults age 18 and over.
How much does it cost?
Medical visits are $49 or less, based on your cost share. If you have a plan with a copay, it’s generally equal to or less than what you pay for a primary care office visit. Costs for behavioral health visits vary depending on the type of provider and the services you receive. Your cost share is based on your existing outpatient behavioral health benefits.
What if I need help with my online visits account or an online visit?
If you have questions or need help with your Blue Cross Online Visits account or an online visit, please call 1-844-606-1608, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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