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Florida Blue Offering Resources During COVID-19If you’re feeling a little stressed or anxious about COVID-19, you’re not alone. It’s normal to feel nervous when you’re experiencing the unknown. Below are free Florida Blue resources to support you and help you get the care you need during this time.

Someone to lend an ear: Talk to a specially trained counselor about any stress or anxiety you may be feeling. They are available to you 24/7 at no extra cost. Counselors can be reached at (833) 848-1762 or visit their website at

Feeling under the weather? Stay safe at home and take advantage of a virtual visit: Avoid the doctor’s office and other possibly sick patients when you have a non-emergency illness like a sinus infection, sore throat, allergies or upset stomach. Check with your employer to see if Teladoc is included in your benefits. Medications, except controlled substances, can be prescribed.

Please note: If you’re seeking a referral for the coronavirus test, keep in mind that you cannot get a referral for the coronavirus test through Teladoc. You must consult your local doctor by phone.

COVID-19 Well-being Assessment: You can now check for COVID-19 symptoms and related risk factors on Use the new interactive symptom checker located at the bottom right-hand side of your device. In addition to checking your symptoms, the tool will recommend next steps and provide valuable resources for you.

Next Steps:

Visit the Florida Blue COVID-19 page to stay up-to-date on the latest information about COVID-19, including:

  • Ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones from contracting and spreading the virus.
  • Options for avoiding doctors’ offices by using virtual care for non-emergency illnesses.
  • Links to valuable websites, helpful videos and an evolving list of current COVID-19 testing sites.

We will continue to share information as it becomes available and keep you informed.

Ryan Laude is a Client Advisor at Gulfshore Insurance specializing in employee benefits. Ryan works with a wide range of businesses to create the best funding options that fit their needs. Comments and questions are welcome at