Seasonal Health Tips
What it is
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that you can get from the bite of infected ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
You can take several steps to prevent Lyme disease. These include using insect repellent, checking for and removing ticks promptly, showering soon after being outdoors, applying pesticides and reducing tick habitat. You should call your doctor if you get a fever or a rash 3 to 30 days after being outdoors.
Your coverage under BCBSVT
If you have questions about what your BCBSVT plan covers for treatment of Lyme disease or related co-infections, please call us at (800) 247-2583. Our customer service team will help you understand what your plan pays and any out-of-pocket costs you may have related to Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment.