We have more physician locations across Santa Cruz County than any other provider, so it’s easy to find a doctor close by. We also offer virtual visits with your personal Primary Care Physician or specialist.
Keeping our communities healthy is at the core of who we are. With community support and partnerships through Dominican Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics, we helped administer nearly 33,000 COVID-19 vaccinations in Santa Cruz County. For this open enrollment, select a network that has a long history of caring for our community.
Find a doctor for your CalPERS insurance.
Keeping you healthy at all stages of life is what we do best.
As a CalPERS member you have many health plan options. Having a doctor you know and trust is a key part to maintaining your health. This Open Enrollment, be sure your plan includes the largest health system in Santa Cruz County.
Signing up for insurance is easier than ever. Here are three simple steps to enroll.
Blue Shield Access Plus
Blue Shield Trio
Health Net SmartCare*
UnitedHealthcare Signature Alliance*
*Dignity Health not contracted in Sacramento and Yolo counties.
Because health plan and network information may change, we recommend confirming your choice is available in your area by contacting the health plan's customer service number listed on their website.
A primary care doctor helps you to manage your health. Common services include regular physical exams, prescribing medications, treating minor illness and injuries, managing chronic conditions, and screenings for common health problems.
Should you need specialized care, your primary care doctor can expertly guide your next steps, and connect you to the right specialist. There are five main types of primary care doctors: Family medicine doctors for the whole family; internal medicine-pediatric doctors for preventing and treating diseases, pediatricians who specialize in children, internal medicine doctors who care for adults, and OB-GYNs for adult women.
Choosing and building a relationship with one of these doctors can help you live a healthy lifestyle based on your individual needs.
One type of health insurance is not better than the other, but there are differences. With an HMO plan you will choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP), who will coordinate the care you need for any specialists. Services are all provided through physicians and facilities in the health plan's HMO network. With a PPO you may also choose a PCP, but you will not need a referral to see another physician. It will usually cost less to see in-network physicians than an out-of-network physician. Whether you are considering an HMO or a PPO, you can check which doctors, medical groups, hospitals, etc. are in the network before you enroll.