What UC insurance should I use to have OBGYN and specialist options at UCSF, but a primary care person in the East Bay?
I live in Oakland, and all of my doctors are in SF b/c I have various health issues that require me to be followed by UCSF. But it's getting tiresome to run into SF when I have something minor like strep, etc.
I'm currently on Healthnet Blue and Gold with Hills Physicians, and if I choose a primary care medical group in Oakland or Berkeley, that's where I need to base my other health services. Not going to work for me.
What's the best option for UC insurance holders to allow me access to UCSF without needing prior approval? I'd appreciate any insight, as open enrollment is fast approaching.
We have a similar healthcare situation in our family: specialist at UCSF, but want to have access to primary care nearer home in the East Bay. UC Care works fine for this. Costs more, but if you have a serious, complicated medical condition as we do, it is worth it. Best of luck.
I work for a UC and use UC Care. It's a bit more expensive, but you have the flexibility to choose where you want to go. UC Care is administered through Anthem Blue Cross and since you go to UCSF a lot, the copays may be lower since they are "in network".