WHA Expands to Three New Counties

Western Health Advantage, the home-grown HMO that is partially owned by NorthBay Healthcare, is expanding to offer coverage in Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties.wha2
Coverage in Marin and Sonoma counties begins Jan. 1, 2013, and Napa County will follow sometime early next year.

If approved by state regulators, this will be WHA’s first geographic expansion in years and the first time it will work with providers beyond the three owners (NorthBay, UC Davis Health System and Dignity Health).

New partners include the Meritage Medical Network, an independent practice association with more than 600 doctors, and many hospitals in the new region.