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Access to UC San Diego Health Through Covered California

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Certain health insurance plans available through Covered California provide in-network access to UC San Diego Health doctors and services. Those plans include:

  • Blue Shield of California, IFP Exclusive PPO Network – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Not contracted for behavioral health. (Note: On the Blue Shield website, please select "Individual and Family PPO plan" when searching for UC San Diego Health providers.)
  • Health Net Enhanced Care PPO, any metal level.

If you are purchasing health insurance on the state insurance exchange, selecting these plans gives you access to UC San Diego Health physicians and services, including those at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Moores Cancer Center, Jacobs Medical Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, Shiley Eye Institute and our approximately 20 outpatient locations.

Need help?

UC San Diego Health's team of certified enrollment counselors can help you enroll in a Covered California plan with access to our doctors and services.

Hours: 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 619-543-7826 or email Isabell Jordan at

If you already have health insurance provided by your employer that is affordable, you do not need to do anything.

Open Enrollment for Medical Coverage

There is a special open enrollment period this year from Feb. 1 – May 15, 2021, for anyone who is currently uninsured and eligible for Covered California. (Open enrollment is usually Oct. 15 to Jan. 31.) You can also enroll in health insurance plans through Covered California within 60 days of a life-changing event such as getting married, getting divorced, or having a child. Talk to an enrollment counselor by calling 619-543-7826 or see Covered California for more details.

For more information on deadlines, plans and prices, see the federal government's Open Enrollment website.

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. Those who do not have insurance through their employer or another government program can purchase insurance through this exchange. If your income is limited, you may be eligible for free coverage through Medi-Cal.

Let Us Help

For more information on UC San Diego Health insurance options, call 858-249-3560.