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Member Rights and Responsibilities

  • Member Rights and Responsibilities - Members have the right to be represented by parents, guardians, family members or other conservators for those who are unable to fully participate in their treatment decisions.

Important Contacts

Advanced Health Care Directive

  • Advanced Health Care Directive - By creating an Advanced Health Care Directive you can let your physician, family, and friends know your health care preferences, so in the event that you become incapacitated, you can ensure that decisions are made according to your will. The forms below offer a guide to creating your Advanced Health Care Directive. If necessary, take time to speak with your healthcare professional.

Community Resources

  • Community Health Events - Tri-City Medical Center is the local district hospital offering dozens of classes and special events monthly, all designed to help you and your family stay healthy.
  • Vista Community Clinic - The clinic provides affordable resources for our community including medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services to all ages. Check out the updated women's center providing cost-effective yet comprehensive family planning and prenatal care.

Affirmative Statement

  • Affirmative Statement - Greater Tri Cities IPA ensures that all utilization management decisions are made based on the available medical information at the time of the request.

Health Resources and Definitions

  • My Optum Health - A medical and health care resource for patients, their families, friends and health care workers.
  • Managed Care Terminology - provides patients with a comprehensive list of Managed Care Terminology.
  • Medical Dictionary - This site provides an on-line searchable medical dictionary for medications, diseases and conditions.
  • National Health Information Center - A health information referral service established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that puts health professionals and consumers in touch with organizations that can provide answers.

Prominent Health Organizations

  • Mayo Clinic Health Oasis - Updated each weekday, this site is directed by physicians, scientists, writers, and educators, bringing consumers the most relevant health information available.
  • Medicare Information for Patients - The official site for the U.S. Government providing information on Medicare Information, and contains searchable databases for health plans, nursing homes, Medigap policies, and Medicare activities throughout the country.
  • National Center for Infectious Diseases Traveler's Health - Part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, this site provides health information for travelers on specific regions and countries. Also, includes current information on disease outbreaks, vaccinations, safe food and water, and traveling with children.
  • National Coalition on Health Care - The National Coalition on Health Care is the nation's largest and most broadly representative alliance working to improve America's health care.
  • National Committee For Quality Assurance - A private, not-for-profit organization, the National Committee for Quality Assurance website provides searchable databases and ratings on health care plans for consumers, employers, and practitioners.

Health News

  • Discovery Health - Part of the Discovery Channels' web site, this site contains a searchable database, and up-to-date medical news.

Nutrition Resources