Announcements (Archive)

Jan. 20, 2022

Recognizing Maternal Health Awareness Day

On Sunday, Jan. 23, Delaware will recognize Maternal Health Awareness Day.

You may already know that the U.S. is the only developed country in the world with a rising maternal mortality rate, but did you know that approximately 60% of maternal deaths are preventable?

Racial inequality contributes to that difference: Black women die during and after pregnancy at a rate three times higher than white women, and those who are American Indian and Alaska Native die at a rate two times higher than white women. The COVID-19 pandemic has also contributed to recent maternal mortality rates. The virus is associated with increased risk of severe complications — including death — during pregnancy.

Highmark Health Options wants all expecting mothers and their babies to be healthy. To find maternity care in your area, search the Provider Directory.


Dec. 19, 2021

Free At-home COVID-19 Test Kits

Starting Jan. 19, your household can order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. If you order now, expect to receive your tests by the end of January, delivered with your regular mail. Order now so you have them when you need them at covidtests.gov.


Dec. 12, 2021

Vaccine Options for Nemours Children’s Patients

Nemours is providing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to all its primary care patients ages 5-21. They are also hosting weekend clinics for 5-11 year olds. Schedule your child’s vaccination appointment or find a walk-up clinic near you. Schedule an appointment today.


Dec. 10, 2021

Change in Pharmacy Hours at Select Walgreens

Some Walgreens pharmacies in Delaware have temporarily shortened business hours or closed on weekends due to staff shortages. As a result, you might notice longer than normal wait times.

  • Starting Dec. 13, 2021, the Magnolia store will reduce their pharmacy hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no weekend hours.
  • Starting Dec. 16, 2021, the Fox Run (Bear) store will reduce their pharmacy hours to 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no weekend hours.
  • Starting Dec. 20, 2021, the Forrest Ave (Dover), Glendale (Bear), Seaford, and Lewes stores will reduce their pharmacy hours to 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
  • Starting Dec. 23, 2021, the University Plaza (Newark) and Oceanview stores will reduce their pharmacy hours to 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no weekend pharmacy hours.
  • Starting Dec. 23, 2021, the Main Street Middletown store will reduce their pharmacy hours to 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Starting Dec. 23, 2021, the Greenville store will be open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday with no Sunday hours.

For a list of updated hours and locations, please visit the Walgreens website or call 1-800-WALGREENS or 1-800-925-4733.

Remember, if you need to drop off, pick up, or refill a prescription, check the store hours before you go. Try to call in your refill three days before you run out. For a list of current in-network pharmacies, store location, and hours, search the provider directory.


Dec. 9, 2021

Reminder: Copays Waived for Prescriptions and Adult Dental Care 

Effective March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency in Delaware, Highmark Health Options members have $0 copays for prescriptions and adult dental care.  


Dec. 8, 2021

Walk-in Vaccination Clinics from Westside Family Health

Westside Family Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines for both patients and non-patients age 5 and older. All vaccine types are offered.

  • Pfizer vaccine for anyone age 5 and older. First, second, third and booster doses.
  • Moderna vaccine for anyone age 18 and older. First, second, third and booster doses.
  • Johnson and Johnson vaccine for anyone age 18 and older – offered by request. First doses and booster doses.

You can also get your flu shot the same day.

Download and share the flyer or visit Westlake's website for more information.


Nov. 8, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Near You

The Delaware Division of Public Health is hosting Pfizer vaccine walk-in hours at 11 public clinics. No appointments are necessary, and clinics are open to Delaware residents age 12 and older. Get vaccinated today.

Curative is hosting pop-up Pfizer vaccination clinics at five locations across Delaware: Dover, Georgetown, Milford, Seaford, and Wilmington. Clinics are open to Delaware residents age 12 and older. Find a Curative site near you to book an appointment.

To find a vaccine location near you, search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.


Oct. 1, 2021

Staffing Shortages at Your Local Pharmacy

Some pharmacies in Delaware have temporarily shortened business hours or closed on weekends due to staff shortages. As a result, you might notice longer than normal wait times.

Remember, if you need to drop off, pick up, or refill a prescription, check the store hours before you go. Try to call in your refill three days before you run out. For a list of current in-network pharmacies, store location, and hours, search the provider directory.


April 15, 2021

Find a Dentist Today

Smile! Dental care can make your mouth happy. Start using your dental benefit today. Take advantage of coverage that lets you correct dental problems now and prevent new ones in the future.

You have $1,000 coverage each year for dental care, and more coverage may be approved if you need emergency dental care. Your $3 copay is currently waived. And you don’t need a referral to see a dentist.

To find a dentist: Call Member Services at 1-844-325-6251 or use our online search tool.


Oct. 5, 2020

Now Covering Adult Dental Benefits!

As of October 1, 2020, your adult dental benefits are now covered for members age 21 and older. Read more benefit coverage and limits.


May 14, 2019

Get Excited About Education!

Take your GED test at no cost to you. Did you know that someone with a high school diploma or GED can earn up to $9,000 more a year? Getting your GED can also lead to more job choices and a chance to enter college. Highmark Health Options would like to help you get your GED at no cost to you!In order to qualify for this benefit, you must:

In order to qualify for this benefit, you must:
  •  Be Delaware resident
  •  Be a current member of Highmark Health Options
  •  Be 18 years of age or older
  •  Not enrolled in high school or any other school program
  •  Not have a high school diploma

To find out more about this benefit, call Member Services at 1-844-325-6251, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can also email HHOGEDProgram@highmark.com. Let us help you get closer to your goals today!