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Sutter Health Plus Expands to the Greater Bay Area

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Access, Network

Sutter Health Plus, an HMO health plan that serves the greater Sacramento, Central Valley and Sonoma County areas, will now offer its competitively priced products to five new counties in the Bay Area. The announcement comes after receiving final approval from the Department of Managed Health Care.

In January 2014, Sutter Health Plus initially launched in the Greater Sacramento and Central Valley. The HMO took its first step into the Bay Area when it added Sonoma County in March 2015. The latest expansion adds Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to its service area.

“This significant expansion demonstrates that we’re completely committed to giving more communities affordable, convenient ways to access to a high-quality network of providers,” said Steve Nolte, CEO of Sutter Health Plus.

The Sutter Health Plus network in the Bay Area includes 16 hospitals and campuses, dozens of conveniently located care centers, and nearly 3,600 physicians. Physician organizations include:

  • Brown & Toland Physicians
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Group
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

“Brokers and employers are all saying the same thing: They’re excited there’s more choice in the marketplace,” continued Nolte. “More choice means more competition, making this good for consumers who want more options.”

SHP Full Service Area with hospitals Lower Res

Sutter Health Plus now connects more than 16,000 members in 14 Northern California counties to a network of 5,600 physicians and 25 hospitals and campuses.