Canopy Health Partnering with Health Net to Offer SmartCare Coverage for 2018

Canopy Health is teaming with one of the largest health insurance companies in California to provide members with easy access to our expanding network.

Canopy Health will be partnering with Health Net, one of California’s largest health insurance companies, to provide Bay Area residents with access to our robust network of affiliate healthcare organizations, hospitals, urgent cares, and primary care physicians and specialists.

“We are excited about our new arrangement with Health Net to provide those with its SmartCare coverage, including CalPERS beneficiaries, with access to our nearly 4,000 primary care physicians, specialists, and other healthcare providers across seven Bay Area counties,” said Joel Criste, CEO of Canopy Health.

According to George Anderson, vice president of Major Accounts for Health Net, Bay Area consumers and employers (including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System ─ CalPERS ─ beneficiaries) are preparing for 2017-18 Open Enrollment. Now, eligible beneficiaries, employees, and their dependents can access the Canopy Health network of 15 renowned hospitals and 11 provider organizations by selecting Health Net’s SmartCare coverage for 2018.

“Bay Area members who select our SmartCare coverage for 2018 will be able to select Canopy Health and have a significantly wider choice of healthcare providers than before,” said Steve Sell, president and chief executive officer of Health Net. “And members choosing a medical group in the Canopy Health alliance may be referred to any specialist in the alliance.”

Canopy Health and Health Net have contracted since 2016 to provide access to care for University of California employees and their dependents covered through the Health Net Blue & Gold network. In 2018, the Canopy Health network will be available to Health Net members in seven counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco Counties, as well as parts of San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.

“We believe that Canopy Health’s alliance with health care providers will provide consumers a quality coverage choice that will help them effectively manage their care at a predictable cost,” said Sell. “We continue to find additional ways to make quality, affordable coverage available to our Bay Area customers.”

Canopy Health’s Hospital Network Canopy Health provides access to these hospitals:

  • Alameda Hospital (Alameda County)
  • Highland Hospital (Alameda County)
  • John Muir Medical Center, Concord (Contra Costa County)
  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek (Contra Costa County)
  • Marin General Hospital (Marin County)
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital (San Francisco County)
  • San Leandro Hospital (Alameda County)
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center (Contra Costa County)
  • Sonoma Valley Hospital (Sonoma County)
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center (San Francisco County)
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (Alameda County)
  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay (San Francisco County)
  • UCSF Medical Center Medical Center at Mission Bay (San Francisco County)
  • UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus (San Francisco County)
  • Washington Hospital (Alameda County) 

Canopy Health’s Provider Network Canopy Health provides access to primary care physicians and specialists at these medical groups:

  • Hill Physicians Medical Group – Alameda (for SmartCare members)
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group – Contra Costa (for SmartCare members)
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group – San Francisco/UCSF John Muir Physicians Network
  • Meritage Medical Network

About Canopy Health

Incorporated in March 2015 as an affiliation between UCSF Health and John Muir Health, Canopy Health aims to provide a top-quality continuum of care across the San Francisco Bay Area through affiliations with primary care providers, community hospitals, top-tier academic medical facilities and medical groups. In addition to its founding members, Canopy Health currently includes three physician groups as shareholders—Hill Physicians Medical Group, Muir Medical Group IPA and Meritage Medical Network—representing more than 4,000 physicians in the Bay Area. Canopy Health currently has 15 participating medical centers. As a restricted-license Knox Keene Health Plan, Canopy Health contracts with fully-licensed commercially available health plans to offer competitively-priced insurance products to Bay Area consumers. Since August of 2016, Canopy Health has been available to University of California employees and dependents exclusively within Canopy Health’s licensed service area. The Emeryville-based network is licensed in all or parts of Marin, Sonoma, Solano, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo Counties.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), provides and administers health benefits through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid and dual eligible programs. Health Net also offers access to behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health care products related to prescription drugs. For more information on Health Net, please visit the company’s website at

Health Net Media Contact:
Brad Kieffer
(818) 676-6833

Canopy Health Media Contact:
Valerie Spake
(916) 952-3550