California Health & Wellness: Individualized Approaches to California Health Care
Established to deliver quality health care in the state of California through local, regional and community-based resources, California Health & Wellness is a Managed Care Organization and subsidiary of the Centene Corporation (Centene). Along with our sister organization, Health Net, California Health & Wellness exists to improve the health of its beneficiaries through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Our approach is based on the core belief that quality health care is best delivered locally.
California Health & Wellness has a commitment to improving the health of the community one individual at time through affordable and reliable health care plans. We do this through our focus on the individual, whole health and local involvement.
Focus on Individuals
We believe treating people with kindness, respect and dignity empowers healthy decisions and that healthier individuals create more vibrant families and communities.
We believe in treating the whole person, not just the physical body.
Active Local Involvement
We believe local partnerships enable meaningful, accessible health care.
Providing Comprehensive Resources – For Dedicated Support
At California Health & Wellness, we make it as easy as possible for you to get the support you need. We provide:
- Initial and ongoing education through orientations, office visits, training and updates
- A dedicated claims team to ensure prompt payment
- Timely, informative reports to assist with patient outreach
- Minimal referral requirements and limited prior authorizations
- A dedicated provider relations team with resources available in person or by phone
- The ability to check member eligibility, authorization and claims status online
- Information about our benefits and services for patients and in-office educational displays
California Health & Wellness, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene, was awarded a contract by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in 19 counties, as of November 1, 2013. Under the contract, California Health & Wellness serves members under the state's Medi-Cal Managed Care Rural Expansion program. The expansion program covers members eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as other populations.
We provide coordinated health care, pharmacy, vision and transportation services to members. California Health & Wellness is recognized for working closely with Primary Care Providers and our enrolled members in providing comprehensive care coordination ensuring their medical needs are met. We partner with physicians, specialists, hospitals, and other providers, such as pharmacy and vision, to ensure that each member receives quality health care.
California Health & Wellness is wholly owned by the Centene Corporation, a Fortune 50 company. Centene is a diversified, multi-national health care enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. Benefits provided by Centene include Medicare (Special Needs Plans) and Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs. Centene also contracts with other commercial organizations and other health care groups to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional health care services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.