Sharp Health Plan
Sharp Health Plan is a not-for-profit organization operating in San Diego and southern Riverside counties since 1992. It is a subsidiary of Sharp HealthCare, the largest provider of comprehensive health care services in San Diego. Sharp serves Covered California enrollees in pricing region 19.
Sharp is expanding its network of providers and access points through MinuteClinics. Currently available at four locations in the city of San Diego and in several locations in neighboring cities, MinuteClinics operate within CVS/pharmacy stores and offer access to routine services (vaccinations, school sports physicals, strep throat checks, care for bladder infections, ear/nose/throat infections, etc.). Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with no appointment necessary, MinuteClinics provide health care by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who can send summaries of a patient’s visit to their primary care doctor.
Sharp offers members an integrated wellness program, Best Health, that offers one- on-one health coaching, online workshops, fitness tracking tools, a health library (with news articles and videos). Sharp is the only health plan in the state and only one of 12 health plans nationwide to be accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s “Wellness & Health Promotion” accreditation.
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group and Sharp Community Medical Group offers members a FollowMyHealth mobile application and Web portal that empowers patients to take a more active role in managing their care by accessing their health information online. This includes viewing test results, sending and receiving messages from their doctor’s office and getting health information from doctor or hospital visits.
Sharp offers quality care with select physicians of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group via telephone for certain medical conditions and follow-up appointments when required by patients or when recommended by a physician for follow-up appointments.
Free health insurance educational events and enrollment labs
Sharp offers free open-enrollment educational events and enrollment labs in support of the community insurance benefit provided by Covered California. These educational events help community members learn about health insurance, Covered California, their plan options and whether they qualify for a subsidy, and also help them enroll.