Health and Wellness
Would you like to be healthier? You’re in the right place. No matter your health status, there are things you can do to improve your health and quality of life. This site provides quick, easy access to information, interactive tools and tips to help you reach your health goals.
Do you or a loved one want to improve your health? You can do it! We’ve created health centers by topic to help you get started on your journey to wellness.
What is asthma? What can you do to control asthma symptoms? Do you need to see how to use a metered-dose inhaler? If you’re struggling to control your or your child’s asthma, this site can help.
Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools, asthma-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You’ll learn about things like making an asthma action plan, how to learn your asthma triggers and when to call the doctor. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.
What health screenings do women need? How can you stay healthy if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant? What are your options for birth control? This site can help you find the answers you need.
Visit our Pregnancy and Women’s Health page to learn more about:
- Women’s health information and resources.
- Incentives and rewards programs.
- Interactive tools.
- Pregnancy and childbirth-related apps.
Whether you are thinking about having a baby, pregnant, a new mom, or aren’t planning to have a baby, we can help you stay healthy.
What is diabetes? Are you looking for ways to control your blood sugar or manage your weight? Would you like to eat healthier and be more active? If so, this site can help.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, diabetes-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and set health goals. You'll learn about things like making changes in your lifestyle, important health care screenings and when to call the doctor. Find out about small steps you can take right now to live life well with diabetes.
Would you like to have more energy or lose some weight? Could you benefit from changing your diet or being more active? If you want to take steps towards a healthier you, this site can help.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, fitness-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you set personal health goals. You'll learn about things like healthy eating and how to make activity a part of your daily life. A fit body can be in your future. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.
Fit Body Apps
Fit Body Topics
We all feel down, worried or overwhelmed at times. But when these feelings last a while or they stop you from doing daily tasks, it may be time to seek help. Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, behavioral health-related apps and helpful resources.
When should you call the doctor? You'll learn about things like managing stress, overcoming depression, treating anxiety and attention deficit disorder. This site can help you deal with life's pressures in healthy ways. Find out what small steps you can take right now to help improve your quality of life.
Fit Mind Apps
What's Your Stress Level?
Find out what effect recent life changes may be having on your health.
Are you Depressed?
See if how you’re feeling is a sign of depression.
Fit Mind Topics
What is heart disease? What can you do to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? Are you looking for ways to lower your cholesterol or control your high blood pressure? If so, this site can help.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, heart health-related apps and helpful resources to answer your questions and help you take control. You'll learn about things like making changes in your lifestyle, important health care screenings and when to call the doctor. Find out about small steps you can take to help improve your health.
Heart Disease Apps
Heart Disease Topics
Is your use of alcohol or drugs affecting your daily life? Is it causing problems at work, at home or in your relationships? If so, it may be time to seek help. Addiction is a disease, just like diabetes or heart disease.
Here you’ll find useful tips, interactive tools and helpful resources. You'll learn about things like how to spot the signs of drug or alcohol addiction, treatment options and where to find support. This site can help you take steps to become alcohol and drug free.
Opioids are prescription medications commonly used to relieve pain. Opioids can be prescribed after an injury or surgery for short-term pain management.
Some commonly prescribed opioids are:
- Hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Vicodin, Norco)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
- Oxycodone (OxyContin, Roxicodone)
- Oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet)
- Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora)
- Morphine sulfate (MS Contin)
While prescription opioids can be a useful part of a treatment plan, it’s important to talk with a health care provider about the risks. Together, you and your provider can create a treatment plan that meets your health care needs.
If you are in need of substance use disorder (SUD) services, UniCare can help.
UniCare Medicaid members have enhanced substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services and benefits. Call the Customer Care Center at 1-800-782-0095 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.
To get additional support and information:
- Talk with your primary care provider (PCP)
- Call the 24-hour nurse help line 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-888-850-1108 (TTY 711).
- HELP4WV offers a 24/7 call, chat and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issues. For more information, call or text 1-844-435-7498 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit www.help4wv.com.
- Visit Help & Hope WV to learn more about substance use disorder treatment programs, career trainings and more.
Enhanced substance use disorder (SUD) services covered by UniCare include:
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Detoxification (Detox)
- Talk Therapy
- Peer Recovery Support Services
- Short-Term Residential Treatment
- Alternatives to Pain Management
Prior authorization may be required for some benefits.
Opioid and substance use disorder topics
Substance use disorder
Substance use disorder: What increases your risk
Symptoms of substance use disorder
Recovering from substance use disorder
Opioid use disorder
Worried about using opioids?
Safe use of long-acting opioids
Have you ever thought about quitting smoking, chewing or dipping? How much healthier would you be if you stopped using tobacco? How much money would you save? Making a change can be hard, but you can do it! This site can help.
Here you'll find useful tips, interactive tools, tobacco cessation-related apps and helpful resources. You'll learn about things like how to know if you're ready to quit, steps you can take to help you break the habit and where to find support. You can be tobacco-free for good.
What is Health A to Z?
Health A to Z is an online health resource. It’s easy to use and provides information and answers on many health topics. You can also check your symptoms with our symptom checker and explore our interactive tools to help guide your health care decisions.
You’re not alone. Check out these free sources of support to help you reach your health and wellness goals.
My Wellness Guide
Take charge of your health and well-being with My Wellness Guide. Are you trying to manage stress, sleep better or lose weight? Create an action plan and track your goal progress. Start using My Wellness Guide
Use myStrength to help improve your mental and emotional health. Find online tools and support for emotional health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, and misuse of drugs and alcohol. Visit myStrength
Preventive Health Guidelines
Take steps towards a healthier future. View the wellness exams and screenings recommended for you.
Preventive Health Guidelines