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​​Press Contacts:​

Dustin Lyda, Public Affairs Manager

Email: dlyda@partnershiphp.org

Phone: (866) 828-2301

Alternate Email: pressinquiries@partnershiphp.org

                    

 

WHO WE ARE: Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) is a nonprofit, community-based, public health care organization that contracts with the State to administer Medi-Cal benefits through local care providers to ensure access to comprehensive cost-effective health care. PHC provides quality health care to over 565,000 people in 14 Northern California counties:

Del Norte * Humboldt * Lake * Lassen * Marin * Mendocino * Modoc
Napa * Shasta * Siskiyou * Solano * Sonoma * Trinity * Yolo

In addition to all Medi-Cal benefits, PHC provides enhanced services including eyeglasses and mental health care. We have a dedicated Member Services team and a 24-hour Advice Nurse phone line, as well as Care Coordination services for complex cases.

PHC is governed by a Board of Commissioners, comprised of locally elected officials, provider representatives, and patient advocates who meet on a monthly basis to set policy and strategic priorities for the health plan. More than 700 PHC employees work at regional offices in four cities – Fairfield, Santa Rosa, Redding, and Eureka.

WHO WE SERVE: PHC provides health care to some of California's most vulnerable populations, which include: low-income residents in rural counties; children; those with disabilities; and the elderly.

OUR HISTORY: PHC was established to address the use of Solano County emergency rooms as the primary source of care for local Medi-Cal recipients. PHC began serving Solano County as a County Organized Health System (aka a public plan) in 1994. While PHC has consistently grown over time, a series of significant expansions occurred between 2009 and 2013. During this time, the organization's membership quadrupled.

News

November14
November 14, 2017

Solano Coalition for Better Health: It’s diabetes awareness month

​There are different types of diabetes. Type 1 (formerly called Juvenile Diabetes) most commonly starts in childhood. The cause of this of T...
October09
October 09, 2017

PHC EXPANDS SERVICES DUE TO NORTH BAY FIRES

​Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), which administers Medi-Cal benefits in 14 Northern California counties, is expanding services t...
September22
September 22, 2017

PHC STATEMENT: Graham-Cassidy Senate Bill to transition Medicaid funding would endanger rural Northern California residents

California could lose upwards of $56 billion in Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding if the proposed Graham-Cassidy Senate Bill is pass...
September20
September 20, 2017

Inside a Massive, Successful Effort to Stop Prescribing So Many Opioids

Mother Jones magazine highlights PHC's push to find alternatives to the dangerously addictive drugs.
August29
August 29, 2017

KHUM In Depth: Healthcare in Humboldt

​Jennifer Chancellor, Northwest Regional Manager of Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), talks about PHC's role in administ...
July31
July 31, 2017

J.D. Power Finds Medicaid Enrollees More Satisfied Than Commercial Health Plan Members

​With 74 million Americans now receiving health coverage through Medicaid, the government program has become the single largest source of he...
July17
July 17, 2017

Coalition for Better Health: Careful, it’s hot out there

​Heat exhaustion occurs with strenuous exercise on hot days. It occurs most commonly in competing or practicing athletes and workers perform...
June28
June 28, 2017

Obamacare Inspires Unlikely Political Action in Red California

​Modoc County, in the northeast corner of California, is roughly the size of Connecticut. It’s so sparsely populated, the entire county has ...
June27
June 27, 2017

PHC Participates in News Conference on U.S. Senate's Health Care Bill

​​PHC representatitves were among the health ​​care leaders who took part in a Redding news conference on the Senate's bill to rep...
March30
March 30, 2017

PHC Sponsors Fellows in UC Davis Program for Mental Health Support

​Primary care providers – doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants – treat patients’ physical health issues every day, but they of...
March02
March 02, 2017

Partners in Palliative Care saves $3 in hospital costs for every dollar spent

End-of-life health care often is difficult and stressful for an individual and their family. Over 79 percent of individuals needing end-of-l...
November03
November 03, 2016

PHC gives over $42.6 million in Quality Improvement Payments to 229 health care organizations

​Robin Affrime, CEO of CommuniCare Health Centers in Davis, says the nearly $1 million quality payment the three-center group received this ...