Health Plan of San Joaquin Drives California’s Mission to Vaccinate Vulnerable Populations

As California’s Covid-19 vaccination distribution began, a leading Medi-Cal health plan focused on innovation and strategy to support its highest-risk and underserved members

Located in the heart of California’s multicultural Central Valley, Health Plan of San Joaquin (HPSJ) is the leading Medi-Cal managed care provider in the region, serving over 91 percent of Medi-Cal recipients in San Joaquin County and over 70 percent in Stanislaus County. As a not-for-profit, public health plan, HPSJ provides access to high-quality, cost-effective health care to its 384,000 members, who are mostly working families and children, as well as seniors and disabled residents.

The health plan, a local initiative developed by San Joaquin County in 1996, has strong partnerships with community-based organizations, network providers, and local stakeholders – all with the shared vision to leverage regional resources to meet the health care needs of the community. HPSJ’s network of traditional Medi-Cal and safety-net providers includes more than 300 primary care providers, 16 local hospitals, 5 federally qualified health centers, and 8 rural health centers.

HPSJ turned to its partner Manifest MedEx (MX), California’s leading nonprofit health data network, to help support their proactive vaccination efforts and target their most high-risk and underserved members. HPSJ has partnered with MX and its local affiliate San Joaquin Community Health Information Exchange (SJCHIE) for more than five years.