At Highmark, our mission is to create a remarkable health experience for our members and our communities, and to improve the health of the communities we serve. We’re monitoring the spread of the mpox (monkeypox) virus. And, we’re working with local health officials in the areas we serve to keep people safe and prepared.
What is the mpox (monkeypox) virus?
According to the CDC, mpox (monkeypox) is a rare disease caused by infection with the mpox (monkeypox) virus. Mpox (monkeypox) virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox. Mpox (monkeypox) symptoms are like smallpox symptoms, but milder, and mpox (monkeypox) is rarely fatal. Mpox (monkeypox) is not related to chickenpox.
What are the mpox (monkeypox) symptoms?
According to the CDC, mpox (monkeypox) symptoms include a rash that can be on or near the genitals or anus. It can also be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. The mpox (monkeypox) rash can look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.
Will mpox (monkeypox) virus testing, treatment and vaccinations be covered by a health insurance plan?
Call the telephone number on the back of your Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance card for Member Services to learn more about mpox (monkeypox) prevention and treatment. This number is specific to your plan and benefits, and it helps you receive the right answers faster. You can also sign into the member portal to check coverages and to contact us.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 29 counties of western Pennsylvania and 13 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Shield serves the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and also provides services in conjunction with a separate health plan in southeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves the state of West Virginia plus Washington County. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves the state of Delaware. Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., serves eight counties in Western New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and serves 13 counties in Northeastern New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. Each of these companies is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. All references to “Highmark” in this document are references to the Highmark company that is providing the member’s health benefits or health benefit administration.
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