We're A Local Health Plan

We're not a statewide health plan, and we like it that way. If you’re looking for local people you can reach in person, or on the phone, that’s us. We’re proud to live and work where you do.

Western Health Advantage is a non-profit company that was founded by a group of Sacramento and Solano doctors and health care providers. In keeping with its local mission, the company serves employers and families in Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, El Dorado, Placer, Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties. Representatives of those founding sponsors, UC Davis Health System, Mercy/Dignity Health, and NorthBay Healthcare serve as the organization's Board of Directors.

Since its inception in 1996, Western Health Advantage has become a quality health plan for local business owners and individuals interested in affordable, responsive health coverage.  We believe that "local" is a better way to do business. It ensures that our members enjoy responsive, local customer service, affordable coverage, excellent access to quality doctors and hospitals with unbeatable service.

Conveniently, that's our mission at Western Health Advantage: To provide an affordable, high quality alternative to for-profit health insurance plans and national HMOs. We want to improve the health and well-being of our neighbors by expanding access to health care, which is why our charitable and community outreach efforts embrace the same goal.

Key Facts

Headquartered in Sacramento, Western Health Advantage is a local health plan created to offer clear value in quality care for the people who live and work in this region. This commitment is fulfilled through a business model that eliminates wasteful bureaucracy, emphasizes personal service and delivers access to care - not obstacles to treatment. And this care starts with the exceptional range and reputation of our health care providers.

Western Health Advantage is committed to delivering the best value to our customers, while providing access to quality medical care.

  • That's why our provider network includes nearly 700 of the region's primary care physicians.
  • Through our unique Advantage Referral program, WHA members can easily be referred to many of the nearly 2,000 specialists or 15 hospitals in the network, without cumbersome medical group restrictions.
  • Western Health Advantage has more than 120,000 members and is consistently recognized for quality.

Health care is a benefit, but it should also be beneficial. It should help you stay well and care for you with skill and compassion. You can count on Western Health Advantage to bring you the convenient services you need to help get or stay healthy.

Our Founders

Mercy/Dignity Health Sacramento is a California non-profit benefit corporation. Mercy Medical Group provides health care services to Sacramento area families through its contracted multi-specialty group of more than 200 practitioners. Mercy Medical Group is an affiliate of Dignity Health and Mercy hospitals in Sacramento (including Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento).

UC Davis Health System represents one of WHA's major providers for primary, tertiary and trauma services. The system encompasses the UCD School of Medicine's clinical faculty, health care professionals of the medical center and a geographically dispersed network of primary care providers.

NorthBay Healthcare is a non-profit health care organization serving Solano County since 1960. Its hospitals which include NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville, are known for their advanced, compassionate care. The NorthBay Center for Primary Care, with offices in Fairfield, Vacaville and Green Valley, is a partnership between NorthBay Healthcare and a group of respected, local physicians.

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