Whether you’re considering insurance through your employer or purchasing coverage on your own, we can help guide you through your different options so you can get the coverage you need.
Stanford Health Care is contracted with most major health insurance carriers. Coverage for your care at Stanford Health Care is determined by your insurance company and is based on the provisions of your specific plan.
To verify Stanford Health Care has in-network status for your plan, please look for your plan in the appropriate insurance category below. You may also want to contact your insurance provider directly to confirm Stanford Health Care's status. You may be asked for our group NPI or Tax ID.
Please click on any of the insurance types listed below to find out our status with each of these plans.
If you are a UHA patient, visit University HealthCare Alliance for insurance coverage.
If you or your child is a patient at Stanford Children's Health, visit Stanford Children's Health for insurance coverage.
If you are a Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare patient, visit ValleyCare.com.
- Please be aware that visits with behavioral health professionals will be billed to your behavioral health/mental health insurance carrier.
- Your behavioral health insurance (also called mental health insurance) may be different than your medical insurance which covers your medical treatment.
Understanding behavioral health/mental health insurance benefits:
- Most insurance plans offer medical coverage and behavioral health/mental health coverage, however, they may not always access the same network of providers. Your behavioral health insurance may access a “carve out” network or third-party insurer.
- Your insurance plan network might have different provider or medical facility restrictions for behavioral health versus your medical care.
- As a result of the potential different network restrictions covered by your behavioral health/mental health plan, your insurance plan might cover your medical treatment at Stanford Health Care, but not cover behavioral health services at Stanford Health Care.
- This could be the case even if your behavioral health issues relate entirely to your medical treatment.
- When you are referred to Stanford Health Care behavioral health services, our benefits specialists will determine your behavioral health coverage and associated network of providers and will discuss with you any limitations prior to being scheduled for a New Patient Visit.
What if I don’t have coverage?
- If your behavioral health benefit plan will not allow you to be seen by a member of the behavioral health team, we encourage you to work with our Stanford Health Care social workers and your medical team to seek assistance in selecting a mental health provider who participates in your behavioral health network. You also have the option to seek services at Stanford Health Care outside of your behavioral health benefits as a self-payment status for which a patient financial counselor could further assist you in understanding those options.
If you do have behavioral health coverage for services at Stanford Health Care…
- Many patients may require short term behavioral health care during their active treatment period.
- Your specific care may require you to receive services more often, with additional follow up needed over time. We encourage you to take responsibility for understanding your ongoing benefit coverage; for example, the number of visits covered for counseling.
- If your insurance company, benefits, or network restriction changes and for each new benefit year, you are encouraged to continue to make sure your insurance covers services at Stanford Health Care.
- Our financial counselors and benefits specialists can help you to understand your insurance coverage as it pertains to seeking behavioral health care services at Stanford Health Care.