Providence Now Included in Blue Shield Covered California Exchange Network

August 28, 2014

Providence is pleased to announce that as of September 1, all six of our Providence hospitals and affiliated medical groups will be included in the Blue Shield of California Covered California Exchange network, which includes members participating in the Blue Shield Individual and Family Plans and Small Business Plans. Our affiliated medical groups include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Medical Group, Affiliates in Medical Specialties, Axminster Medical Group, Facey Medical Group and the Doctors of Saint John’s (MDSJ).

Physicians participating in our Providence Partners for Health (PPH) collaborative will be included in the Blue Shield of California Covered California Exchange network effective January 1, 2015. Our new inclusion in the Blue Shield network is in addition to our participation in the other Covered California Exchange network products, which include:

  • Assurant Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
  • Blue Shield of California Small Group Exclusive HMO and PPO
  • Health Net All Products (excluding Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro)
  • LA Care All Products (excluding Providence Saint John’s Health Center)

Providence also continues to be contracted with most major Medicare Advantage and Commercial insurance plans, including those offered by Aetna, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Health Net, SCAN and United HealthCare. You can find the complete list of plans we accept at

We are delighted to be able to provide increased access to those we serve as we pursue our strategy of “Creating healthier communities, together.” In this time of dynamic change, Providence Southern California values our affiliated physicians as important partners in building a health system that advances the Providence Mission by delivering high quality, affordable care to all, especially the poor and vulnerable.