A state of emergency has been declared related to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are impacted and need assistance in obtaining medical service or prescription drugs, please contact Customer Service at 1-866-597-9560. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.

Essence Healthcare is waiving all member related costs associated with the testing and treatment of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases from March 6th forward. This includes any applicable co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles that our members would have normally been responsible for. This waiver will be in effect until May 31,2020, at which time we will reevaluate based on the status and containment of the COVID-19 virus.

Your over-the-counter (OTC) benefit is managed by Convey Health Solutions. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Convey is experiencing shortages of certain OTC items. Please visit the Convey website at www.essencehealthcareOTC.com for latest availability. You may also call Convey to place an order and if a specific item is not available, they can help you find an alternative solution. Their number is 1-877-494-2806. Please be assured that Convey is working diligently to refill their inventory. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

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Mammography Van Services

Do Essence members have access to mammography van services?

Essence prides itself in the health and well-being of our members. Essence offers our members information about how to obtain screening for breast cancer services in their neighborhood.

How can this benefit me?

The risk of breast cancer increases gradually as a woman gets older. A screening mammogram is an x-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women. It can often show a lump before it is felt. Early detection can lead to further testing to determine if abnormal cells are present.

When should women have screening mammograms?

In the United States, yearly examinations are often performed, especially for women over 50. Women between 40 and 49 years old also may benefit from yearly mammograms.

Women who are at increased risk for breast cancer regardless of their age should seek medical advice about when to begin having mammograms and how often to be screened.

Click one of the links below to obtain Mammogram Van Schedules.

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For information about your benefits, please contact Customer Service at 314-209-2700 or 1-866-597-9560 (TTY: 711).

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