Heart Failure

Heart failure happens when the heart muscle becomes weak. It doesn't pump your blood as well as it should to supply your body with oxygen and nutrients.

Our heart failure program is part of our chronic condition management program. We want to help you understand heart failure and learn how to live well with it.

Managing heart failure

Despite the name, heart failure doesn’t mean your heart is no longer working or could stop working soon.

By following your treatment plan, there’s a lot you can do to live well. You can manage your condition and work with your doctor to:

  • Use medicines correctly
  • Quit smoking


Member materials

Blue Care Network members enrolled in our chronic condition management programs receive a guidebook and two newsletters during the year. Here are our latest materials:


Health Checks

Every year, ask your doctor about these wellness checks. You may need some of them more than once a year.

  • Blood pressure
  • Total cholesterol (HDL, LDL, triglycerides) 
  • Monitor your weight 
  • Flu shot 

Also, check with your doctor to see if your pneumonia shot is up to date.

Contact us for help

To talk with a nurse, call us at 1-800-392-4247 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also fill out our nurse callback form.

For more health resources, including in-depth information about these conditions:

  1. Log in to your account at bcbsm.com.
  2. Select Health & Wellness in the blue bar at the top of the page to go to the Blue Cross® Health & Well-Being website, powered by WebMD®.

WebMD Health Services is an independent company supporting Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network by providing health and well-being services.

Other resources