What You Should Know:
– One of California’s longest-serving and most-experienced Medi-Cal partners, Health Net (a Centene plan), and virtual care and in-home health services provider MedArrive is collaborating to bring the most vulnerable, at-risk Medicaid members in-home access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
– Eligible Health Net members in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Fresno regions who opt into the innovative program can schedule their home visit at their convenience. A licensed, trained EMT, or healthcare professional will administer the vaccine to them and any family member who wants to be vaccinated.
At-risk Medi-Cal Members Get Access to Vaccinations
Health Net’s in-home vaccination initiative is part of its larger effort to get Californians vaccinated against COVID-19. The insurer also sets up vaccination clinics throughout key markets it operates, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, St. Stanislaus, and Tulare Counties. The MedArrive platform includes physician-led telehealth and home health services that are provided by its field provider network of thousands of highly trained and skilled paramedics, EMTs, and other healthcare professionals
This approach is critical because research shows that in-home medical appointments are an effective way to remove barriers to COVID-19 vaccination among Medicaid enrollees. The program has already vaccinated many Californians most at risk at a time when there is, once again, rising threats of new COVID-19 surges.