Sickle Cell Anemia Program
AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania members with sickle cell anemia can join a special program to help them manage their condition.
Call 1-877-693-8271, option 2 (TTY 711) or visit the member portal today to join the sickle cell anemia program.
What can the sickle cell anemia program do for me?
The sickle cell anemia program can help you learn about:
- Sickle cell anemia, your medicines, and lifestyle.
- Getting care.
- How to lessen pain.
- The danger of having a stroke.
- How important it is to get your shots (immunizations).
What is sickle cell anemia?1
Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease, This means people with sickle cell anemia are born with it. When you have sickle cell anemia, some of the blood cells in your body are not a normal shape. Because of the shape, these cells can block blood flow. This can cause pain. It may also cause infections and other complications.
Join the sickle cell anemia program today.
To join the sickle cell anemia program, please call 1-877-693-8271, option 2 (TTY 711).
Or, you can log in to the member portal and go to Enroll in a Special Program.
If you are a part of but no longer want to be in the sickle cell anemia program, call 1-877-693-8271, option 2 (TTY 711). Leaving the program will not change your benefits. It will also not change the way AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania or the Department of Human Services (DHS) treats you.
1.“Sickle Cell Disease,” MedlinePlus, https://medlineplus.gov/sicklecelldisease.html.