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Nov. 12, 2020

DEADLINE: USC's open enrollment period ends Nov. 16.

USC benefits-eligible employees can sign up for webinars

and learn about 2021 benefits here.

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

See more at HSCNews.usc.edu

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USC Physical Therapy reimagines safe care during a pandemic

For patients who need physical therapy, treatment often cannot wait. As a result, USC Physical Therapy has taken steps to reimagine its physical spaces to allow the Doctors of Physical Therapy to provide compassionate care in a safe and healthy environment. Watch a video showing their COVID-19 protocol here.

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USC Premier Care program helps staff, families navigate health care needs

Do you know about USC Premier Care, a free service for USC Trojan Care EPO and USC PPO plan members and their families? Read about how it helps one staffer manage her health care needs.

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Keck Medicine of USC introduces new streamlined billing system for patients

Starting Nov. 18, Keck Medicine of USC patients will begin receiving a new type of bill that presents all of their doctor and hospital costs in a single, itemized list. To make the transition as smooth as possible, a two-week hold was placed on billing on Nov. 4.

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Nearly 400 people cast in-person ballots at first-ever Health Sciences Campus Vote Center

During the recent general election, the Health Sciences Campus pulled double duty by serving as both a vote center for the first time and a place for people to get free flu shots. Nearly 400 individuals cast their ballots in person at the center and 62 adults and children received flu shots.

Featured Event

Drug Take Back Day

Sponsor: USC Pharmacies

Date: Friday, Nov. 13

Locations: USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy, Healthcare Center 1, first floor, Health Sciences Campus; USC Verdugo Hills Pharmacy, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital; and USC Health Center Pharmacy near the Engemann Student Health Building, University Park Campus

Information: All unwanted drugs may be safely disposed of at the listed locations. For more, go to safety.usc.edu/drugs

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