Become a Patient

Nothing is more important than your family’s health and well-being.

When you choose a St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare doctor, you have access to comprehensive care for your whole family at every stage – from pediatrics to internal medicine and everything in between. It all adds up to more for you and your family – more doctors, locations, programs and services, and ultimately, more peace of mind and better access to excellent care throughout the community.

If you have a PPO Health Insurance Plan

  1. St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare accepts most major PPO health plans.

  2. To establish care with a St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare primary care physician, you may call the individual Medical Office telephone number directly. View our locations here.

  3. To view the complete list of PPO health plans that St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare accepts by Region.

If you have an HMO Health Insurance Plan

1. St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare primary care physicians participate in commercial and senior HMO plans.

2. To view the complete list of HMO plans that St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare accepts, please select your region below:

HMO Plans

  1. Northern California - St. Joseph Health Medical Group

  2. North Orange County - St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group

  3. South Orange County - Mission Heritage Medical Group

  4. High Desert - St. Mary High Desert Medical Group

Medicare Plans

  1. Northern California - St. Joseph Health Medical Group

  2. North Orange County - St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group

  3. South Orange County - Mission Heritage Medical Group

  4. High Desert - St. Mary High Desert Medical Group

3. To select a St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare primary care physician, contact the member services department listed on your health insurance card.

4. Provide the name of the physician you have selected and specify you want to join the appropriate regional medical group (HMO network).

Choose from the following Medical Groups/HMO Networks:

  • Northern California Medical Groups:
    • Annadel Medical Group
    • Queen of the Valley Medical Associates
    • Humboldt Medical Specialists
  • North Orange County Medical Groups:
    • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
    • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians Group
    • St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
    • St. Jude Affiliated Physicians Group
  • South Orange County Medical Groups:
    • Mission Heritage Medical Group
    • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians Group
  • High Desert Medical Groups:
    • St. Mary High Desert Medical Group
    • Premier Healthcare

5. Confirm your selection with your health plan. Be sure to verify that the St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare primary care physician’s name is listed on your new health insurance ID card and is associated with appropriate regional Medical Group / Network.