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Contracted insurance plans

The insurance information shown here is meant for quick reference purposes only. Participation should be validated by contacting your insurance company.

Types of plans:

HMO - Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

Generally with an HMO plan you must choose a Primary Care Physician (PCP) from a network of local healthcare providers. Most of your healthcare will be coordinated through your PCP. If you need a referral you will first need to contact your doctor to have them refer you to an in-network specialist. Your out-of-pocket cost and monthly premiums generally are lower with this type of plan.

PPO - Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)

Generally with a PPO plan you are allowed more flexibility and choices when it comes to your healthcare. Usually you are given a network of healthcare providers to choose from which allows you to choose an in- or out-of-network doctor, specialist or hospital. In most cases a referral is not needed. Your out-of-pocket costs are greater generally if you see an out-of-network-doctor. Also, your monthly premium will tend to be higher.

Insurance plans accepted

(as of 09/2022)

Dignity Health is proud to be offered through these employer-based health plans and provider networks*:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart/ Interplan
  • Networks by Design
  • United Healthcare
  • Community Health Network

Dignity Health is proud to be offered through these CalPERS health plans*:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Preferred
  • Anthem Blue Cross Select
  • Anthem Blue Cross Select Medicare Preferred
  • Anthem Blue Cross Traditional
  • Blue Shield Access+
  • CA Association of Highway Patrolmen
  • CA Correctional Peace Officers Association
  • Health Net SmartCare
  • PERS Gold
  • PERS Platinum
  • Peace Officers Research Association of CA
  • UnitedHealthcare Signature Alliance

Dignity Health is proud to be offered through these Covered CA health plans*:

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield  
  • Health Net

Dignity Health is proud to be offered through these Medicare Advantage health plans*:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Bakersfield PACE
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus
  • Brand New Day
  • Health Net
  • Humana 
  • Innovative Integrated Health Care Plan
  • United Healthcare

*Participation in some health plan products is limited. Dignity Health is not a health insurance company. Dignity Health is a provider network of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in hospitals, physician offices, and other types of care centers in 21 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California.

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