Health Insurance Plans

Stanford Health Care (SHC) contracts with various Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO).

SHC participates in government programs such as Medicare and Medi-Cal.

Visit Covered California or call 1-800-300-1506 for questions.

Always check with your health plan to confirm participation. For assistance choosing a physician, please call the Stanford Consumer Referral line at 800-756-9000. Click the health plan name below to visit their website.

Active for calendar year 2014

HMO (referral only), PPO, POS & EPO

Anthem Blue Cross 
HMO (referral only), PPO & EPO

Blue Shield of California
HMO (referral only), PPO, & POS


Health Net
HMO (referral only), PPO, POS & EPO

HealthSmart (formerly Interplan) 

Multiplan/PHCS/Beech Street 

United Health Care
HMO (referral only), POS, PPO & EPO

*Cigna HMO members may choose to select Stanford Health Care physicians as their primary care physician (PCP).

Individual-covered California plans active for calendar year 2014

We are contracted and in-network with the following plans offered through the Covered California Exchange

Anthem Blue Cross
PPO and HMO. Hospital services only, all physician services are out of network. SHC is not in-network with the EPO plan.

Blue Shield of California
PPO only. SHC is not in-network with the EPO plan.

Health Net
PPO only. SHC is not in-network with the HMO plan.

Valley Health 
HMO for specialty services only.

Please contact your health plan directly to confirm your eligibility.

If you have any questions please contact the Managed Care Department at 650-724-1460 or at

Other helpful Web sites for information on health insurance and managed care are:

Health insurance counseling

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) assists Santa Clara seniors with Medicare and other health insurance issues at The Health Library, Stanford Shopping Center. To arrange an appointment, please call the Council on Aging at 408-296-8290 or 1-800-200-0268.