Canopy Health Wins John Muir Health Employee Account

New HMO plan provides improved coverage choice at lower premium

EMERYVILLE – December 6, 2018 — Canopy Health and John Muir Health are announcing that Canopy Health, in association with UnitedHealthcare, is the new HMO insurance plan for John Muir Health’s 10,000-plus employees and their dependents in Canopy Health’s covered service area, effective January 1, 2019.

John Muir Health employees may now select UnitedHealthcare’s SignatureValue Advantage in partnership with Canopy Health, which offers the same level of coverage as a traditional UnitedHealthcare HMO at a lower premium. After enrolling in the plan, members may then select a primary care physician from within Canopy Health’s alliance and benefit from coordinated care and simplified referrals to any specialist within Canopy Health’s robust Bay Area network.

“We are extremely excited about expanding the relationship between Canopy Health and John Muir Health. Together, we can offer our members affordable care across an extensive continuum of services,” said Joel Criste, CEO of Canopy Health. “Serving John Muir Health employees and dependents allows us to provide more members with even greater access to some of the most respected medical groups, care centers, and hospitals in California.”

In 2015, Canopy Health was launched as part of an affiliation between UCSF Health and John Muir Health, aiming to provide a high-quality continuum of care across the Bay Area through partnerships with primary care providers, medical groups, community hospitals, and top-tier academic medical facilities. Canopy Health’s growing accountable care network provides members with access to nearly 5,000 doctors, 18 hospitals, and dozens of care centers.

“Canopy Health is growing quickly, and we are pleased to offer our employees and their family members access to high-quality care, convenient to where they work or live,” said Michael Moody, Senior Vice President of Partnership Integration and Development at John Muir Health. “This includes uninterrupted access to John Muir Health-affiliated physicians and facilities that are part of the Canopy Health network.”

For more information about Canopy Health’s approach to providing refreshingly clear, human care and commitment to reinventing Bay Area healthcare, contact Denise Vance-Rodrigues, Canopy Health’s Director of Business Development, directly by emailing her at


About Canopy Health

Canopy Health is a physician- and hospital-owned medical alliance that focuses on delivering a refreshing approach to healthcare and providing transparent, affordable care from exceptional physicians.

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 partnerships with primary care providers, community hospitals, top-tier academic medical facilities, and medical groups.

In addition to its founding members, Canopy Health currently includes four physician groups — Hill Physicians Medical Group, John Muir Health Physician Network, Meritage Medical Network, and Santa Clara County IPA (SCCIPA).

Canopy Health also includes 18 participating medical centers across eight Bay Area counties — including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

About John Muir Health

John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa, Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 6,000 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County’s only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center.

John Muir Health also has partnerships with UCSF Health, Tenet Healthcare/San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Stanford Children’s Health. The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care.