Notice for Blue Shield of California and Blue Cross Covered CA PPO patients

March 17, 2017

You may have received a letter from your health plan indicating that UC Irvine Health Medical Group or UC Irvine Health Affiliated Physicians are not contracted. This letter is incorrect.

Both of these medical groups are contracted members of the Blue Shield of California Exclusive Network and Anthem/Blue Cross of California. You can stay with your primary care physician. There is no benefit or financial incentive to switching to the provider assigned to you by these health plans.

What to do next

If you have been assigned to a primary care physician other than UC Irvine Health Medical Group or UC Irvine Health Affiliated Physicians, go to the Blue Shield or Blue Cross websites and change your physician. Doing this will prevent any disruption in your care.

For step-by-step instructions on choosing a physician with UC Irvine Health Medical Group or UC Irvine Health Affiliated Physicians, visit the Blue Shield website ›

To select a new physician with Blue Cross, visit the Blue Cross website and use the Find a Doctor tool.