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Why Choose Western Health Advantage?

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Check our references. Doctors know best.

You trust your doctor to give you the best care possible and your doctor trusts Western Health Advantage. More than 92% of our providers would recommend WHA to other physicians.

Source: 2015 Provider Satisfaction Survey. 93% of providers would recommend Western Health Advantage to other physicians' practices.
We’re easy to work with.

Actions speak louder than words. And at WHA, you’ll be greeted with fast, accurate and personal service. You’ll appreciate how easy we’ve made managing your health plan.

You choose your specialist.

Why settle for one medical group when you can have access to six? Our partnership with our medical groups expands your choices of specialty physicians. With Advantage Referral you have access to many participating specialist in our extensive network, not just from your particular medical group.

The doctor you want is with WHA.

Western Health Advantage is affiliated with the leading hospitals and doctors throughout Northern California. Our network of nearly 3,000 doctors and 15 hospitals has no limits-regardless of your plan.

WHA's tools for healthy living:

We believe that you deserve every opportunity possible to reach your health goals. When you choose Western Health Advantage, you'll have access to a suite of health and wellness programs, from instructor led classes to disease management programs.

24/7 Nurse Advice
As well as standard advice for medical issues, Nurse24 will answer your general health and wellness questions, 24/7.

Mind & Body Wellness
Enjoy the benefits of using complementary and alternative medicine, such as acupuncture and chiropractic care.

24/7 Travel Assistance
Assist America provides worldwide assistance with lost prescriptions, medical consultations and much more.

Wellness Classes
Attend one of the no-cost health education programs and classes that are provided through our medical groups.

UC Living Well: Health & Wellness

UC employees have additional health and wellness resources through UC Living Well. To learn more visit the UC's Living Well website.

UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center
You are the most significant source of your own wellness and health, and there is much you can do to pursue them. Taking charge of your own lifestyle with regular exercise or participation in recreational activities that help you remain fit is one of the most important things you can do.

As a University of California employee, you have access to The ARC, the UC Davis recreational sports facility where you can find many individual and group fitness programs and sports activities that you can tailor to your needs and wellness goals. For more information, please visit the University's website.

Mental Health Services:

Optum Health
Behavioral health services, including chemical dependency services, are not covered by Western Health Advantage. Mental health and substance abuse services are covered through Optum, the supplemental coverage provided by your employer. You may reach Optum at 888.440.8225.

Pharmacy Services:

Express Scripts
Manage your prescription medication with  24/7 convenient, online access. Express Scripts online services include: ordering refills, renewing prescriptions, and comparing coverage and pricing. Download the free Express Rx app for added convenience. 

You can now obtain a 90-day supply of your prescription at a retail chain pharmacy. Here's how to take advantage of this new benefit:

  • Obtain prescription form at a WHA participating provider
  • Take script to a retail chain pharmacy, i.e., Raley's, Safeway, CVS, Riteaid, etc.
  • Go to to find participating pharmacies or call 800.282.2881
  • If you have a 30-day maintenance prescription being filled at a pharmacy or a 90-day supply being filled at a mail-order, you must get a new prescription from your doctor

Please see your copayment summary below for more information on your health plan benefits.

Find a Doctor:

Use our provider search to find a doctor with an office location nearest you. Access to UCD providers is open to all UC employees regardless of location, provided they live or work in the WHA service area.

University of California Plan Documents:

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