Central California Alliance for Health

  • CA


1600 Green Hills Road
Scotts Valley
United States

About Us

The Alliance is an award-winning regional non-profit health plan, established in 1996, with over 19 years of successful operation. Using the State’s County Organized Health System (COHS) model, we currently serve 328,486 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties. We work in partnership with our contracted providers to promote prevention, early detection and effective treatment, and improve access to quality health care for those we serve. This results in the delivery of innovative community-based health care services, better medical outcomes and cost savings. The Alliance is governed with local representation from each county on our Board of Commissioners. 

The Alliance is a health plan that was developed to improve access to health care for lower income residents who often lacked a primary care “medical home” and so relied on emergency rooms for basic services. The Alliance has pursued this mission by linking members to primary care physicians and clinics that deliver timely services and preventive care, and arrange referrals to specialty care. 

Our Vision: 
To be a recognized leader in creating local health care solutions. 

Our Mission: 
Accessible, quality health care guided by local innovation. 

Who we Serve: 
Our members represent approximately 34% of the population in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties. We serve seniors, persons with disabilities, low-income mothers and their children, children who were previously uninsured, pregnant women, home care workers who are caring for the elderly and disabled, and low-income, childless adults ages 19-64.

The Alliance is a locally governed non-profit health plan that serves over 236,000 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties. We are a publicly operated regional plan using the State's preferred County Organized Health System (COHS) model of Medi-Cal managed care. Since 1996 the Alliance has worked to improve health care locally for people living in the Central Coast region, and on October 1, 2009 we also began serving people living in Merced County.