In 1994, a group of practicing physicians from hospitals, medical groups, and private practice came together to create a pro-patient health care plan: Care1st Health Plan.
Those same physicians continue to lead Care1st today, focusing on improved patient care, simplifying program administration and managing many ancillary provider services. Care1st allows doctors to spend more time practicing medicine and less time handling paperwork
Care1st is dedicated to being a provider-oriented managed care organization that strives to provide the quality of services given to its members. We have a "patients first" philosophy of care.
Care1st's quality standards have helped grow its enrollment. Through the coordination of care, broadened access and services, Care1st has been instrumental in bringing more choices to Californians.
Care1st is committed to providing health care that is medically excellent, ethically driven and delivered in a patient-centered environment that recognizes the positive relationship between health education, a culture of wellness, an emphasis on prevention and a cost-effective delivery of care.
Care1st Health Plan strives to be a leader in applying advanced technology to achieve excellence in customer satisfaction for our members, providers, and employees.
Care1st Health Plan is committed to basic moral and ethical values driven by integrity, honesty, and respect for all.