Act Now To Protect Your Access to Desert Care Network.

Consider your options if you have Health Net, California Health & Wellness or Ambetter.

If you count on Desert Care Network to serve your healthcare needs, please be aware that Health Net, California Health & Wellness or Ambetter will no longer provide in-network coverage as of January 1, 2023.

The parent company of these health plans has terminated its national contract with our health system as a negotiation tactic to force massive rate reductions. If a fair agreement is not reached before January 1, 2023, Desert Care Network facilities and providers will be forced out-of-network.

If you or your family members are covered by Health Net, California Health & Wellness or Ambetter, please consider options for your health insurance plan to prevent network disruption. This will enable you and your loved ones to maintain the same level of access to our trusted healthcare facilities and providers. Our health system has cared for this community for generations, providing high quality specialty care and life-saving services, including several services that are only available locally at our hospitals.

Our emergency rooms will remain open to all patients, regardless of coverage, and continue to treat patients with emergency medical conditions.

Consider options for healthcare coverage for you and your family.

Health Insurances Accepted

Find the Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare and Exchange plans that offer in-network benefits to Desert Care Network.

Medicare Resources

We encourage you to consult with your broker or caregiver to pick a health plan option that includes Desert Care Network during the Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period. Open enrollment for 2023 runs from October 15th through December 7th.

Marketplace Coverage

We encourage you consult with your broker or visit Healthcare.gov for more information on selecting a health plan option that includes Desert Care Network. Open enrollment for 2023 Marketplace health insurance starts November 1st.

You can also find local help with your application and more.

Medicaid Resources

If you are enrolled in a Managed Medicaid plan, we encourage you to learn about health plan options and next steps to switch plans on your state website.

In California, you can choose to change your Medi-Cal health plan at any time. If you would like to join a different health plan, you can call Health Care Options, toll free, at 800-430-4263 or log into the Your DHCS Medi-Cal Managed Care account

Additional Resources