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HUSKY Health members can get insect repellents as a covered pharmacy benefit to help protect against Lyme disease, Zika, and other insect-borne diseases. Contact your Primary Care Provider (PCP) for a prescription today.
Talk to your provider for a prescription to cover the cost of any of the following products*:
* A provider prescription is required for mosquito repellents to be covered by HUSKY Health.
Prevent tick bites by:
To learn more about protecting yourself and your family from ticks, go to http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=528408
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people living in areas without the Zika virus should:
To learn more about protecting yourself and your family from Zika, go to http://www.cdc.gov/zika/pregnancy/protect-yourself.html
To learn more about protecting yourself and your family from Zika, click here.
Warm weather in Connecticut means that ticks are out. Some ticks carry diseases such as Lyme disease, and a bite from a tick can make you sick.
The best ways to avoid ticks and Lyme disease are by using insect repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. HUSKY Health members can get insect repellents as a covered pharmacy benefit.
Ticks are tiny bugs that look like spiders and have eight legs. They live in areas with tall grass, brush, or fallen leaves. Ticks eat blood and can spread diseases from animals to humans. Some of the diseases that ticks spread, such as Lyme disease, can be very serious and have lifelong effects. Ticks are small and can be hard to see. Some are no bigger than a poppy seed! Here are a few different types of ticks:
If you do get a tick bite, you’ll need to know how to remove a tick.
If you develop a fever or a rash within several weeks of removing a tick, see your Primary Care Provider (PCP). Be sure to tell your PCP about the tick bite, when it happened and where you were when you got the tick bite. For more information about ticks and Lyme disease in Connecticut, go to: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=395590 and https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/index.html
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