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Welcome, Intel Connected Care CA Members!

It's easy to find health care that helps you be at your best. Your Connected Care California plan includes access to Dignity Health doctors and hospitals.

 

Announcements

  • Dignity Health hospitals in our area have been recognized in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Read more
  • COVID-19 over-the-counter (OTC) test kits are covered - Get free at-home tests
  • Make sure you establish care with your primary care provider. Don't have one? Find a provider

Why Connected Care?

As we juggle family and work, and keeping those we love safe, there is one thing we know for certain: Our health has never been more important. That’s why having a health care team you depend on means everything. Intel’s Connected Care California High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) is designed to improve your personal healthcare experience while focusing on prevention and proactive management of existing conditions.

  • Lower cost, high value
    Members enjoy lower deductibles, co-insurance percentages, and out-of-pocket maximums compared to other plans. In addition, only Connected Care members enjoy 100% coverage on preventive care and certain preventive medications. See a list of covered medications here.

  • Quality providers, both local and national
    Quality, accessible care is available through an extensive network of over 650 local healthcare providers. In addition, nationwide coverage for routine and emergency care is available when traveling, or for dependents living elsewhere. Find a Provider on the Connected Care website here.

  • Coordinated care, focused on you
    With a patient-centered medical home approach, your care team is led by your primary care physician who collaborates with any specialty care providers, and uses various means of technology to support your care. They get to know you and strive for continuity of care. This approach is beneficial whether you’re managing a chronic condition or you’re healthy and simply aiming to stay well.

  • Concierge, at your service
    The Connected Care California Concierge is a one-stop resource to help you find a doctor who’s right for you and your family, answer questions about benefits and claims, verify eligibility, process ID card requests, and more. To talk to a Concierge (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), call 800-971-4153.

Comprehensive care delivered with kindness

One of the best things you can do for your family’s health is to secure access to outstanding care—and Intel has made doing so remarkably easy. When you choose Intel’s Connected Care California High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), you have access to the region’s finest doctors and most advanced medical technologies—all available through Dignity Health.

Large network of doctors to choose from

Partnering with high-quality, compassionate doctors is at the very core of what we do because delivering excellence is one of the best ways we know to express humankindness. When you select the Intel Connected Care HDHP plan, you have access to Hill Physicians Medical Group, Mercy Medical Group and Woodland Clinic primary care and specialty providers, including:

  • More than 650 doctors
  • 40 medical specialties
  • Over 35 office locations
  • Same-day appointments
  • Virtual visits available with most primary care and specialty providers
  • Urgent care across 18 locations
  • Communication with your care team via secure patient portal

                

Easy access to convenient, high-quality care

The Dignity Health Connected Care network includes five acute care hospitals, six outpatient surgery centers, 17 imaging centers, and 30 laboratories throughout the Greater Sacramento region, ensuring you get the medical care you need, when and where you need it. Our comprehensive network of hospitals—including Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento and Woodland Memorial Hospital—have been recognized with some of the region’s most prestigious accolades.

For a map of our hospitals, surgery centers, and other locations, click here.

For more information, visit us at connectedcarehealth.com or call your Connected Care California Concierge at 800-971-4153, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST. We’re happy to help.

 

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Video Feature: Tips For Healthy Kids

It's hard to believe back-to-school season is here! Set your kids up for success by making healthy snacks accessible. Making smart snacks easy to find fosters your children's independence and good decision making skills. Dr. Sheila Asare-Bediako is a pediatrician from Mercy Medical Group in Elk Grove, CA and she has some tips for success to share.


Try Practicing Gratitude

If you are looking for something to do this month that's impactful for your mental health, try practicing gratitude! It isn’t always possible to change your circumstances, but you can change where you focus your mind and heart. Making gratitude a daily practice can increase your happiness and even improve your health. These benefits can include: 

  • Increased happiness
  • ‌Reduced depression
  • Improved physical health
  • Community building

To find out how you can get started fostering gratitude, visit the link below and see how your impact can make a difference in your life and the lives of others.

Learn more


Emergency + Urgent Care Close By

We want to remind you to stay safe while having fun in the sun. If the summer fun is interrupted due to an accident, we'll be here. Know where to go in the event of an accident or emergency:

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Animal or bug bites
  • Constant vomiting
  • Continuous bleeding
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe head injuries

*Please note that these are just a few examples, if you are experiencing severe symptoms, dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital.

  • Flu and cold
  • Coughs and sore throat
  • High fevers
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Cuts and severe scrapes
  • Ear infections 

*Please note that these are just a few examples, if you are experiencing severe symptoms, dial 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital.

Urgent care video visits are now offered by Mercy Medical Group, call 916-733-5317 to schedule. Learn more about our facilities and the services we provide.

 

Know where to go


COVID Information

Dignity Health is distributing and administering COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. At this time, we are offering the vaccine to eligible patients, now available for ages 5+. To schedule your appointment, visit MyTurn.

For local information about vaccine administration, please visit your provider’s website: 

Mercy Medical Group

Woodland Clinic

Hill Physicians Medical Group

To make an appointment with Mercy Medical Group directly, call 916-844-1588.

Over-the-counter (OTC) test kits are covered:

(Effective January 15, 2022)

How to get free at-home tests:

  • Federal government
    With the help of the United States Postal Service (USPS), households can request a total of four (4) tests to be delivered for free. To learn more and order at-home test kits, visit www.covidtests.gov
    Combined, between the retail pharmacy and medical plan, there is an eight (8) test limit per 30 day period per each covered person.
  • Retail pharmacy
    Your plan will cover qualifying COVID-19 test kits through your pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts. Purchase your at-home test kits at the pharmacy counter and ask for a pharmacy receipt. Register for an account (or log in) on the express-scripts.com site to obtain instructions on how to submit a reimbursement claim
  • Medical plan
    The medical plan will cover qualifying COVID-19 test kits as well. Please use the claim form and include your receipt. To avoid processing delays, be sure to complete the claim form in its entirety. You can mail the information or login to your member portal and follow the instructions for uploading your claim.

Awards & Recognitions

Hill Physicians Medical Group

  • Consistently awarded Elite status for outstanding quality care by America’s Physicians Groups (APG)
  • Received Integrated Healthcare Association’s (IHA) Most Improved distinction for outstanding improvement of quality of care for Medicare Advantage members

Mercy Medical Group

  • Excellence in Healthcare award from Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for delivering high quality, affordable care to California consumers, learn more
  • Recognized as a Quality Performer and recipient of the Medicare Advantage 4.5 Star Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association
  • Awarded Elite status for outstanding quality care by America’s Physicians Groups (APG)
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Intelligent Healthcare Association’s Grand Award for Improving Patient Care and Health Care Delivery