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Use mosquito repellents to help protect you and your family from the Zika virus! HUSKY Health will help.

HUSKY Health members can now get mosquito repellents as a covered pharmacy benefit to help protect against the Zika virus. Call your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or your Obstetrician (OB/GYN) for a prescription today.

Call your provider’s office for a prescription to cover the cost of any of the following products*:

  • Off Deep Woods Dry
  • Off Family Care
  • Off Deep Woods
  • Off Active
  • Repel Sportsmen
  • Repel Sportsmen Max
  • Cutter Backwoods
  • Cutter Skinsations

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women living in areas without the Zika virus should:

  • Avoid travel to an area with Zika.
  • Take steps to avoid mosquito bites.
  • Take steps to prevent getting Zika through sex.
  • See a doctor or other healthcare provider, if pregnant and have traveled to an area with Zika – even if you don’t feel sick.

* A provider prescription is required for mosquito repellents to be covered by HUSKY Health.

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To learn more about protecting yourself and your family from Zika, click here.

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