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Healthcare access cutback

People with Medi-Cal may no longer be covered for non-emergency services at several Dignity Health centers.

Posted: Jan 8, 2020 7:55 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2020 2:14 PM

REDDING, Calif. - People with Medi-Cal may no longer be covered for non-emergency services at several Dignity Health Centers.

A spokesperson for Partnership HealthPlan of California said patients will continue to get care from any Dignity provider until January 31st. 

"If we are unable to reach an agreement before February 1, we may be able to arrange for members, in some instances, to keep seeing their current doctor until treatment is completed. We want to ensure that all Partnership members have access to care," Partnership said.

Partnership HealthPlan of California said nearly 23,000 people who receive care from Dignity Health providers in Shasta, Siskiyou, and Yolo counties could become affected. Partnership said they are trying to reach a deal with Dignity and are hopeful that both will be able to reach an agreement.

A spokesperson for Dignity said health plans will continue to cover emergency care regardless of contract status. Therefore, in an emergency, you should always visit the nearest hospital providing emergency services.

Action News Now reached out to Dignity Health, their statement below:

"Dignity Health and Partnership HealthPlan of California are currently negotiating in good faith to renew
their contractual relationship. Dignity Health and Partnership have worked together for many years to provide health care
services and a coordinated approach to care for Medi-Cal patients in our communities."

Partnership HealthPlan members can continue to access Dignity Health services using their benefits before the February 1 deadline.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
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