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Covered California Plan

Covered CaliforniaAs the only locally-based health plan in Santa Clara County, we understand the needs of our members. Serving the community for almost 30 years, we know our providers and can help find the best fit for your health care needs.

VHP offers a quality network of primary and specialty care providers, convenient nationwide Safeway and Walgreens pharmacies as well as select local pharmacies, and free health education classes focused on nutrition, fitness, and parenting, as well as a variety of chronic disease prevention and management programs.  



Find the Care You Need

  • VHP Appointe​d Broker Map - find a licensed broker near you who can make recommendations about which plan may work best, helping you to understand the cost and benefits, and assist you in enrolling.

  • Shop and Compare Tool - see how affordable coverage can be through Valley Health Plan compared to the other plans in Santa Clara County.
  • Provider Search - search for a provider that best fits your needs.

Plan Resources

Health Coverage Exemptions May Apply to You

Health coverage exemptions are available for a variety or reasons. Most people who do not have health coverage must pay a fee, but some people can qualify for an exemption. Use the exemptions tool Exemption Tool to see if any exemptions apply to you. For more information and links to applications, visit Exemptions.


Hardship Exemptions

If you qualify, apply, and are granted a hardship exemption, you will be able to buy a catastrophic/minimum coverage plan no matter how old you are or what your income is. A catastrophic/minimum coverage plan offers lower-priced coverage that mainly protects you from high medical costs if you get seriously hurt or injured. Catastrophic/Minimum coverage with a hardship cannot be subsidized and can only be purchased directly through Valley Health Plan’s Individual and Family Plan. This exemption cannot be used to buy insurance through Covered California.

To buy catastrophic/minimum coverage with a hardship, bring the Exemption Certificate Number (ECN) you received from the Federal Government to Valley Health Plan to buy the coverage of your choice. Note: If you get a hardship exemption, you do not have to buy a catastrophic/minimum coverage plan. It’s just an option available to you.


More Information

For all other questions, please use our online contact form or call 1.888.421.8444 (toll-free) to speak with a certified Plan Based Enroller. ​​​​​​​​​

Last updated: 12/14/2018 2:38 PM