Guarantee your access to five-star-rated care that includes Southern California’s best-known physician groups – MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians – and leading hospitals. Get exceptional care from 300+ primary care providers, 12 urgent care centers and on-demand urgent care 24/7. Along with 2,000+ specialists at three adult U.S. News & World Report-recognized hospitals, a children's hospital and numerous outpatient specialty centers. Receive comprehensive care from dedicated professionals who are Called to Care.
Ensure your access to every part of MemorialCare by selecting a primary care physician with us. Take these few easy steps after you select an insurance plan we accept.
MemorialCare accepts most major health plans. Confirm the insurance plan you choose ensures access to MemorialCare.
Find a MemorialCare primary care provider near you.
Call or visit your health insurance's website to notify them of your new provider. Then, call our Navigation Center, 24/7, at (855) 619-1107 or log into myChart to schedule your first visit.
MemorialCare accepts most major HMO, PPO and EPO health plans, as well as Medicare, private indemnity and supplemental insurance plans. Visit your health insurance carrier’s website or call the number found on the back of your health insurance card to ensure your provider is in MemorialCare’s network. Applicable copayments and fees for services not covered by insurance are collected at the time of visit. We accept cash, personal check, and credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa).
Navigating open enrollment can be confusing. Don't worry, we're here to guide you through the process. Find answers to frequently asked questions below.
Open enrollment is a short period that occurs annually when one can choose a new medical plan or make changes to an existing plan for themselves and their families.
If you get your health insurance through your workplace, your employer will set the dates of your open enrollment period. Usually, it occurs in the fall, with your new plan starting in January of the following year.
If you are on Medicare, your annual enrollment period is October 15 to December 7 every year.
For Covered California, the open enrollment period generally occurs from November 1 through the end of January the following year.
You are generally locked into the plan you selected for you and your family for the year unless you have a qualifying event. A qualifying event is a unique situation in your life that allows you to change your benefits. Examples of qualifying events include a change in employment status and changes in family status (like marriage, divorce, birth of a new child and other things).
In most cases, you’ll have a choice between choosing a Health Maintenance Organization plan (known as an “HMO”) or a Preferred Provider Plan, also known as a “PPO.” Here are the main differences:
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Learn more about what open enrollment is and get answers to frequently asked questions such as the differences between HMO's and PPO's, what to consider when choosing a plan and more!
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