​​Press Contacts:​

Dustin Lyda, Communications Supervisor​


Phone: (866) 828-2301

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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.


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...
July 05, 2017

OP-ED: Medicaid Is US: Why Medi-Cal Matters in Northern California

​Medicaid is the backbone of health coverage for more than 74 million Americans, with nearly 20 million of them receiving services through S...
June 29, 2017

Small Town Clinics – and Businesses – Fear Economics of Obamacare Repeal

​Three years ago, Carol Morris was put in charge of a massive remodel of the new Mountain Valleys health clinic in Burney, a small town in m...
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 ...
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...
May 22, 2017

Obstructive sleep apnea has serious health effects

​Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that affects breathing during sleep. “Apnea” means “not breathing.”
May 12, 2017

Kindergartners head to Simpson to learn about higher ed

​Dr. Bettina Spiller, who represented Partnership Health Plan of California, wore a white lab coat and explained her job and education to th...
May 10, 2017

Vaccines can prevent cancer in women, men

​May 14 (Mother’s Day!) through May 20 is National Women’s Health Week. You will likely see many local media advertisements all month encour...
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...
March 22, 2017

Asthma Can Be Controlled – Expect Nothing Less

​Asthma is a chronic condition. Like high blood pressure or diabetes, asthma usually cannot be cured. But it can be controlled.
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...
February 16, 2017

February is more than St. Valentine’s month; it’s also American Heart Month

​It's February, the month of Valentine's Day, when we all see red, white, and pink hearts everywhere. Not surprisingly, February is also des...
December 15, 2016

Coping with stress and depression during the holidays

​The holidays are celebrated in our memories as times of joy, good cheer, and optimism. They are a time to be with family and friends, and e...
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 ...
October 06, 2016

PHC Applauds Increased Access to Mental Health Care via AB 1863

​Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC), a community-based, public nonprofit health plan that administers Medi-Cal benefits in 14 Northe...
September 29, 2016

PHC Statement on Planned Closure of Eureka Long-Term Care Facilities

​We at Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) remain concerned about Rockport Healthcare Services’ plan to close three of its five long-...