FAIRFIELD — Partnership HealthPlan of California has begun the work of moving 2,000 beneficiaries from the state’s Healthy Families program to Medi-Cal in Solano, Yolo, Napa and Sonoma counties.
California is phasing out Healthy Families as part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to streamline state health care programs to save money, a Partnership HealthPlan press release said. With a few exceptions, Medi-Cal will provide the health care services formerly provided by Healthy Families, it said.
Dental services will be offered through the state’s Denti-Cal program and behavioral health services through each county’s mental health department.
“We have tried to ensure that as many of our members can keep their current primary care providers as possible,” Partnership HealthPlan Chief Executive Officer Jack Horn said in a press release. “Continuity of care is critically important, so we are doing the best we can to ensure that current treatments and therapies aren’t interrupted and that our members can continue to see their current doctors whenever possible.”
Another 13,000 Healthy Families Kaiser members will be transitioned April 1 and another 15,000 people who have coverage through Healthy Families commercial plans will make the move in August.
“We’re here to help,” Horn said. “PHC is dedicated to making this state-mandated switch as seamless as we can.”
For more information on the change, please call the Partnership HealthPlan of California at 800-863-4155.
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