Access to UC San Diego Health System Through Covered California
UC San Diego Health System and the Health
Certain health insurance plans available through Covered California provide in-network access to UC San Diego Health System doctors and services. Those plans include:
If you are purchasing health insurance on the health insurance exchange, selection of these plans gives you access to UC San Diego Health System physicians and services, including those at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, Shiley Eye Center and our approximately 20 outpatient locations.
UC San Diego Health System is pleased to provide a team of certified enrollment counselors for those in the community seeking to enroll in a Covered California plan and have access to UC San Diego doctors and services.
Hours: 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call 858-657-8726 or email team leader Cindy Allen Emswiler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you already have health insurance provided by your employer that is affordable, you do not need to do anything.
Open Enrollment: Oct 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014
Californians began enrolling in health insurance plans through Covered California on October 1, 2013, and can continue to enroll through March 31, 2014. Insurance coverage begins on January 1, 2014. As of December 31, 2013, over 45,000 San Diego County residents enrolled in health insurance plans through Covered California.
UC San Diego Health System participates in Covered California's SHOP, or Small Business Health Options Program through Health Net's PPO (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze).
Background on the Affordable Care Act and Covered California
The Affordable Care Act aims to increase the number of Americans with health insurance and cut the cost of health care. The law provides financial assistance to help individuals, families and small businesses pay for health insurance.
Covered California is the state’s online “marketplace” for purchasing health insurance and getting financial assistance to help pay for it. If your income is limited, you may be eligible for free coverage through Medi-Cal. More information is available at coveredca.com.
Medical care provided by UC San Diego Health System is available through the health insurance exchange set up by the Affordable Care Act. Those who do not have insurance through their employer or another government program can purchase insurance through the Covered California health insurance marketplace.
Covered California Coverage Options Hotline: 855-857-0445
People can call the Covered California Coverage Options Hotline toll-free at 855-857-0445 for help enrolling in Covered California plans. The hotline operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Questions and Answers from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
What you should know about provider networks.