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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

January17
January 17, 2018

PHC takes steps to increase access to Tamiflu for Medi-Cal recipients

​Due to the severity of the current flu season, Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) is lifting its prior authorization requirements o...
January07
January 07, 2018

Coalition for Better Health: Tips for winter skin dryness

​Cooler winter temperatures lead to cranked up thermostats in homes and workplaces. This results in not just warmer, but also much drier air...
January01
January 01, 2018

Four health programs successfully fight the opioid epidemic

​Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to climb, according to the CDC. Ninety-one Americans die every day from an opioid ...
December19
December 19, 2017

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, new Palliative Care benefit offers patient- and family-centered care for those facing end of life

Palliative care is patient- and family-centered care that anticipates, prevents, and treats suffering during end of life. And beginning Jan...
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...
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...
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...