Welcome to Springtime Allergy Season

Ah, spring: Birds chirping. Flowers blooming. Sun shining. For many of us, the much anticipated season isSneeze_toolkit_web quickly met with a sniffling, sneezing nose, along with itchy, watery eyes. This doesn’t mean you should plan to spend the next few months hiding indoors. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get through allergy season and enjoy the outdoors.

  1. Pinpoint your triggers. Talk with your doctor or allergist about an allergy skin test. Once you know your triggers, you can avoid them.
  2. Keep your windows closed. Don’t invite pollen into your home. Resist opening your windows on inviting spring days.
  3. Shower in the evening. After spending time outdoors your body is covered in allergens. By showering when you get home, you are avoiding lying in pollen all night.
  4. Wash your sheets and clothing often. Pollen sticks to fabric. Keep your home free from allergens by washing your sheets and fabrics as often as possible.

If these tips aren’t successful, schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your treatment options. 

Free Online Tools and Resources

As a PacificSource member, you can access CaféWell, an online health engagement portal. To get started, log into InTouch, and then click on the CaféWell button.

Visit CaféWell to:

  • Complete the health assessment to identify your potential health risks.
  • Get your health and wellness questions answered by an expert health coach.
  • Connect with family, friends, and others with similar health goals.
  • Access helpful tips and articles on health and wellness.

Questions about Your Benefits? Contact Us

If you have questions about your coverage, a claim, or any benefit or service, please log into InTouch to access information, or contact our Customer Service team:

  • Email: cs@pacificsource.com  
  • Phone:
    • Idaho: 208.333.1596 or 800.688.5008
    • Montana: 406.442.6589 or 877.590.1596
    • Oregon: 541.684.5582 or 888.977.9299
    • En Español: 541.684.5456 or 800.624.6052, ext. 1009 

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Last updated 4/1/2015