Health Insurance Accepted

Health Plans & Health Insurance We Accept

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At UCLA Health, we accept a wide range of health insurance plans to help you get the care you need. To get you started, we’ve put together a snapshot of the health insurance accepted at UCLA Health:

Before You Schedule Care: Reminders about health insurance at UCLA Health

Before scheduling your care at UCLA Health, keep in mind that:

  • You may need to double-check your coverage. The list of health care plans below may not be comprehensive and could change. Check your coverage by contacting either:
    • Your benefits coordinator at work (if applicable)
    • Your health insurance company
  • If you don’t follow your health insurance plan’s terms, the health insurance plan may not cover your care. For example, your health insurance plan may require you to request authorization before receiving certain services. If you don’t, the health insurance plan may not pay.
  • Some health insurance plans partner with other companies to cover particular services. Examples include organ and stem cell transplants and behavioral health care.

Learn more about how health insurance works, including potential out-of-pocket costs and the differences among various types of health plans.

Watch our video on health insurance and patient billing.

UCLA Health doctors and differences in accepted health insurance*

Certain UCLA Health doctors may not accept the same insurance plans that our hospitals do. (Find a provider at UCLA Health.)

Please call the UCLA Health referral line at 310-825-2631 for the latest updates on which insurance a particular doctor may accept.

Health Insurance Accepted for Medical Care at UCLA Health Hospitals

We accept a range of insurance plans at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. The plans we accept include:

Government health insurance programs

Medicare Advantage



Health insurance through your employer: HMO insurance and POS insurance

Health insurance through your employer: PPO insurance

Health insurance purchased by individuals, families and small businesses

We also accept select plans purchased on your own. You can purchase these plans through an agent or directly from an insurance company. You can also purchase them at Covered California, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, or exchange (learn more about our relationship with Covered California).

If you use the exchange, Blue Shield offers several plans that may cover care at UCLA Health. Call Blue Shield at 888-626-6780 for more information.

If you go through a broker or want to buy directly from an insurer, try the insurance company Oscar. Oscar offers Oscar EPO - Circle Network for individuals, families and small businesses that covers care at UCLA Health. For more information about this plan visit or call 855-672-2788.

Health insurance for organ and stem cell transplants

Health plans — or their partners — often designate medical centers of excellence where they cover transplants of organs or stem cells. We have such relationships with:

  • Aetna - Institute of Excellence
  • Anthem Blue Cross - Centers of Medical Excellence
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna LifeSOURCE
  • Health Net of California
  • LifeTrac
  • Optum Transplant Centers of Excellence (formerly United Resource Network)

Health insurance for behavioral health at UCLA Health

Not all health plans provide coverage for treating mental health and other behavioral health needs. Those that do may use another company to provide the benefits you use with our doctors or at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.

Behavioral health insurance plans we accept includes: