Health Net Blue & Gold in San Francisco

An accountable care arrangement (ACA) is available to all University of California employees and non-Medicare retirees, and their families in San Francisco. Health Net has created this ACA in collaboration with Hill Physicians Medical Group, UCSF Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.


Advantages of an Accountable Care Organization

  • Better communication among patients and providers.

  • Better processes.

  • Better options for emergency care.

  • Better support for staying healthy.

  • Better case management.

Details about the San Francisco ACO (pdf)

FAQs for the 2014 San Francisco ACO (pdf)


Why are Brown & Toland and CPMC not included in the Blue & Gold network in San Francisco?

Hill Physicians Medical Group, UCSF Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital together with Health Net – and in collaboration with the University of California – have formed an Accountable Care Arrangement. The idea behind the new arrangement is to have a select group of high quality providers provide and coordinate health care to University of California employees, non-Medicare retirees and their families in San Francisco County who enroll with Health Net.

Other changes in the Blue & Gold network are being implemented throughout California to assist the University of California in keeping health care costs down - both for the UC system and employees.


Health Maintenance Organizations

Learn more about how HMO’s work: HMO 101


How do I select a new primary care physician in San Francisco

UCSF Primary Care


San Francisco Community Primary Care Providers (Dignity Health)


Hill Physicians Medical Group at 1-800-321-MORE (6673) between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m., M-F


Health Net at 1-800-539-4072 between 8:00 a.m. and 6 p.m., M-F

You can view a complete Blue & Gold HMO network list for 2013 on the Health Net website or you can request a copy of the directory by calling Health Net.


If the primary care physician I want to select is new and not showing on the Health Net website, what should I do?

If you want to sign up with a Hill Physicians doctor that has not yet been added to the website, please sign up with an alternative physician that is in the same practice and call Health Net to request a physician change after the provider has been added.