Date: May 7, 2010
At Your Fingertips
Johns Hopkins HealthCare has rolled out a secure online health portal, HealthLINK@Hopkins, that gives members access to their personal health information. Serving members of such Johns Hopkins health plans as Employer Health Programs (EHP), Priority Partners, the state Medicaid managed care organization, and US Family Health Plan, the portal gives them direct access to administrative and personal health information 24/7.
Through HealthLINK@Hopkins, members can review eligibility history and benefits coverage, check the status of a referral or claim, select a new primary care provider, manage an electronic personal health record, print a wallet card and more. Info: For EHP members, ehp.org or 800-261-2393; for Priority Partners, ppmco.org or 800-654-9728; for providers (only a pilot group may register at this time), 888-895-4998.
Interns for Hire
Launched in 1994 at Hopkins Hospital, the highly successful Summer Jobs Program mentors local high school students in workplace skills and provides exposure to various careers—with pay. The 25 students who were selected this year from 1,000 applicants will work from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from June 21 through July 30, and participate in three daylong educational sessions. Resources and training for the mentors and supervisors are provided. Info: 410-502-3090 or hopkinsmedicine.org/jhhr/Community/youthprograms.html.
If this past winter wasn’t enough to make you yearn for spring, here’s something that might: The Farmers Market is returning to the East Baltimore campus on May 6 and will continue every Thursday—rain or shine—through October, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demand was so great last year, that the location has been moved to accommodate new vendors. You can now find the market on the Jefferson Street plaza between the 550 Building and the cancer research buildings. Among the offerings are locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, breads and fresh flowers.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center also has a farmers market. Beginning in early May, it will be held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., off the Hopkins Bayview Circle. For both markets, only cash payment is accepted.