Canopy Health

Canopy Health Alliance Offers Broad Access

A contract between Western Health Advantage (WHA) and Canopy Health, (a new provider-owned health care alliance started by UCSF and John Muir Health) offers Bay Area employees the opportunity to receive affordable, high-quality health care.

Effective Jan. 1, WHA’s contract with Canopy Health extends the WHA network of hospitals and physicians across the Bay Area, giving most WHA members access to some of the finest medical facilities in California, including UCSF and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
The expanded network will offer most WHA members access to more than 4,000 participating physicians and 13 hospitals and numerous urgent care centers located across seven Bay Area counties (Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and San Mateo).

WHA members will select a primary care physician from a larger list of providers and then they can be referred to any of Canopy Health’s more than 3,000 specialists, regardless of medical group affiliation. WHA’s unique Advantage Referral program allows doctors to refer patients to any specialist in the network, not just those within their particular medical group.

“WHA is excited to join Canopy Health and their new health care alliance of high-quality providers and hospitals. We welcome the opportunity to bring enhanced access to small and large businesses in the Bay Area at a cost that fits company budgets,” said Garry Maisel, president and CEO of Western Health Advantage.

WHA is a not-for-profit HMO founded 20 years ago by NorthBay Healthcare and Dignity Health as a local alternative to the large national health insurance plans. With more than 135,000 members, WHA attributes its success to its affordable rates and personal, hands-on approach with members.

Contact Kelly Rhoads-Poston at (707) 646-3280 or krhoadsposton@northbay.org for more information about WHA, Canopy Health and how you can choose NorthBay Healthcare.

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