Now Canopy Has NorthBay Covered

A new health insurance alliance will give thousands of local residents access to NorthBay Healthcare hospitals, physicians and programs.

A contract between Western Health Advantage and Canopy Health, a new partnership started by UCSF and John Muir Health, gives Bay Area employees an opportunity to receive affordable, high-quality health care locally.

Effective Jan. 1, WHA ‘s contract with Canopy Health extends the WHA network of hospitals and physicians across the Bay Area, giving WHA members access to some of the finest medical facilities in California, including UCSF, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and NorthBay’s two hospitals and physicians.

Overall, WHA members will be able to access to more than 4,000 participating physicians and 13 hospitals and numerous urgent care centers located across seven Bay Area counties (Solano, Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo).

WHA members will select a primary care physician from a larger list of providers and then be referred to any of Canopy Health’s specialists, regardless of medical group affiliation. WHA’s unique Advantage Referral program allows doctors to refer patients to any specialist in the network, not just those within their particular medical group.

“WHA is excited to join Canopy Health and their new health care alliance of high-quality providers and hospitals. We welcome the opportunity to bring enhanced access to small and large businesses in the Bay Area at a cost that fits company budgets,” said Garry Maisel, president and CEO of Western Health Advantage.

WHA is a not-for-profit HMO founded 20 years ago by NorthBay Healthcare and Dignity Health as a local alternative to the large national plans.

For more information about WHA, Canopy and how to choose NorthBay Healthcare, contact Kelly Rhoads-Poston at (707) 646-3280 or Or visit Western Health Member Services at