Health Net’s Bay Area Network Expanded to Include Canopy Health

Health Net, Inc., one of California’s largest health insurance companies, is partnering with Canopy Health in 2018 to provide more Health Net members in the San Francisco Bay Area with access to the combined doctor and hospital networks of Canopy Health, which includes John Muir Health and UCSF Medical Center.

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“Bay Area members who select our SmartCare coverage for 2018 will be able to select Canopy Health and have a significantly wider choice of healthcare providers than before,” said Steve Sell, president and chief executive officer of Health Net. “And members choosing a medical group in the Canopy Health alliance may be referred to any specialist in the alliance.”

Many purchasers and employers – including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) – are currently conducting or preparing for 2018 open enrollment, according to George Anderson, Health Net vice president of Major Accounts. He said their eligible beneficiaries, employees and dependents can access Canopy Health-affiliated providers in 2018 by selecting Health Net’s SmartCare coverage.

“We are excited about our new arrangement with Health Net to provide those with its SmartCare coverage, including CalPERS beneficiaries, with access to our nearly 4,000 primary care physicians, specialists and other healthcare providers across seven Bay Area counties,” said Joel Criste, CEO of Canopy Health.

Health Net and Canopy Health have contracted since 2016 to provide access to care for University of California employees and their dependents covered through the Health Net Blue & Gold network. Canopy Health providers in 2018 will be available to Health Net members in seven counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and parts of San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma) who have Health Net’s SmartCare coverage.

“We believe that Canopy Health’s alliance with health care providers will provide consumers a quality coverage choice that will help them effectively manage their care, at a predictable cost,” said Sell. “We continue to find additional ways to make quality, affordable coverage available to our Bay Area customers.”

Canopy Health’s Hospital Network

Canopy Health provides access to these hospitals:

Alameda Hospital (Alameda County)

Highland Hospital (Alameda County)

John Muir Medical Center, Concord (Contra Costa County)

John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek (Contra Costa County)

Marin General Hospital (Marin County)

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital (San Francisco County)

San Leandro Hospital (Alameda County)

San Ramon Regional Medical Center (Contra Costa County)

Sonoma Valley Hospital (Sonoma County)

St. Mary’s Medical Center (San Francisco County)

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (Alameda County)

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay (San Francisco County)

UCSF Medical Center Medical Center at Mission Bay (San Francisco County)

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus (San Francisco County)

Washington Hospital (Alameda County)

Canopy Health’s Provider Network

Canopy Health provides access to primary care physicians and specialists at these medical groups:

Hill Physicians Medical Group – Alameda (for SmartCare members)

Hill Physicians Medical Group – Contra Costa (for SmartCare members)

Hill Physicians Medical Group – San Francisco/UCSF

John Muir Physicians Network

Meritage Medical Network

About Canopy Health

Incorporated in March 2015 as an affiliation between UCSF Health and John Muir Health, Canopy Health aims to provide a top-quality continuum of care across the San Francisco Bay Area through affiliations with primary care providers, community hospitals, top-tier academic medical facilities and medical groups. In addition to its founding members, Canopy Health currently includes three physician groups as shareholders—Hill Physicians Medical Group, Muir Medical Group IPA and Meritage Medical Network—representing more than 4,000 physicians in the Bay Area. Canopy Health currently has 15 participating medical centers. As a restricted-license Knox Keene Health Plan, Canopy Health contracts with fully-licensed commercially available health plans to offer competitively-priced insurance products to Bay Area consumers. Since August of 2016, Canopy Health has been available to University of California employees and dependents exclusively within Canopy Health’s licensed service area. The Emeryville-based network is licensed in all or parts of Marin, Sonoma, Solano, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties. Visit for more information.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), provides and administers health benefits through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid and dual eligible programs. Health Net also offers access to behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health care products related to prescription drugs. For more information on Health Net, please visit the company’s website at


Health Net Media Contact
Brad Kieffer, (818) 676-6833
Canopy Health Media Contact
Valerie Spake, 916-952-3550

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