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Sutter Health Plus Expands to Santa Cruz County

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Access, Affordability, Feature, News

Expansion brings health plan’s provider network to 30 hospitals, eight walk-in care facilities, 45 urgent care centers and over 5,000 physicians

Sutter Health Plus, a not-for-profit HMO affiliated with Sutter Health, announces the expansion of its health care coverage to employers and consumers in Santa Cruz County with coverage available effective Jan. 1, 2018.

“Sutter Health Plus’ number one priority is to provide access to high-quality care. It’s exciting to bring new health plan options to employers and consumers in Santa Cruz County,” said Phil Jackson, CEO of Health Plan Products, Sutter Health. “The expansion complements our Bay Area provider network and also benefits consumers in the South Bay who live or work in Santa Cruz County.”

The Sutter Health Plus network in Santa Cruz County includes Palo Alto Medical Foundation and its care centers throughout the county, Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center and Watsonville Community Hospital. Members will also have access to El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, a Sutter Health Plus participating provider since 2015.

The move into Santa Cruz County marks the third geographic expansion since the health plan’s launch in 2014. Sutter Health Plus has grown to serve nearly 70,000 members. The health plan’s provider network now includes 30 hospitals, eight walk-in care facilities, 45 urgent care centers and more than 5,000 physicians.

“Our continued growth demonstrates the high value we provide as a provider-sponsored health plan,” continued Jackson. “We look forward to welcoming new members who live or work in Santa Cruz County.”

For information on how to add Sutter Health Plus to your employee health care offerings, please contact your broker or call 855-325-5200.