About Us

California Health & Wellness: Individualized Approaches to California Healthcare

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.

Whole health. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the physical body.

Active local involvement. We believe local partnerships enable meaningful, accessible healthcare.

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 healthcare, 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 healthcare.

If you are interested in partnering with us or would like more information about California Health & Wellness, please call 1-877-658-0305 or visit the Become a Provider section of our website.

Introducing California Health & Wellness—your partner for success

Established to deliver quality healthcare in the state of California through local, regional and community-based resources, California Health & Wellness is a Managed Care Organization and subsidiary of Centene Corporation (Centene). 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 healthcare is best delivered locally.

Providing Comprehensive Resources—for dedicated support

  • 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   

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.