Tips on Choosing a Health Plan
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is an affiliate of Sutter Health. While Sutter Health is not a health plan, they offer a large network of physicians and hospitals (such as Alta Bates Summit) that provide care paid for by insurers.
You'll want to make certain when you choose a health plan that you select one that gives you access to the services at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. We've prepared this guide to help you understand the different types of insurance and the coverage available.
A Simple Guide to Health Insurance
You're not the only one who doesn't know the difference between an HMO, PPO and Point of Service (POS) plan. The following pages include simple definitions, things you should know and questions you should ask to help you evaluate which health plan is best for you and your family. This guide is intended to share information that will help you make the choice that works best for you and your family.
Coverage for Families Without Insurance
If you are a family without health insurance, whose income is too high to qualify for Medi-Cal, you may qualify for the State of California's Healthy Families Program. Visit their website to learn more about the Healthy Families Program .