Welcome! Here at UC Davis Health, we’re proud to offer the health expertise of our world-class university at a variety of locations close to home and work – ranging from Davis to Sacramento, and from Placer County to Folsom to Elk Grove.

As a UC Davis employee, you can select this extraordinary care for your or your family’s health needs, if you so choose. To do so, the first and most important step is to select a health insurance plan that gives you access to UC Davis Health — such as the low-cost UC Blue & Gold HMO.

A network created just for UC

Administered by Health Net, the UC Blue & Gold HMO has a custom network of providers created exclusively for UC — including access to all of the UC Davis Health specialists and primary care experts you may need.

The UC Office of the President publishes details about medical plans like UC Blue & Gold on its UCnet site. (But don’t forget: the rates published on UCnet are likely higher than what you’ll actually pay as a UC Davis employee. You'll learn more below).

One of the lowest-cost options

Among UC-offered health insurance plans, UC Blue & Gold allows you to access UC Davis Health care at one of the lowest monthly costs. 

Because UC Davis is part of a special pilot program, health plan rates for UC Davis employees can differ from those published in UC-wide benefits materials and websites (such as the systemwide Open Enrollment brochure and the UCnet website).

Information about the most accurate UC Davis rates is available on the UC Davis Human Resources open enrollment website and its rates information page. (Both links can also be found at choosehealth.ucdavis.edu/employees). 

Advantages of UC Davis Health care

The events of recent years have shown all of us why choosing the highest-quality health care is so important. And choosing UC Davis Health for your care means choosing the best for you and your family, such as:

How to choose UC Blue & Gold for your care

It’s easy to sign up during your open enrollment period – whether you’re a new UC Davis employee, or an existing one who’s considering making a switch from Kaiser or another health provider.  

1. First, select UC Blue & Gold as your health plan.

It allows you to access UC Davis Health care at one of the lowest monthly costs.

2. Then choose UC Davis Health as your medical group

We may be listed as UC Davis Health or as UC Davis Medical Group in your plan materials.

3. Find your primary care doctor

If you have questions on scheduling or need assistance finding a doctor, please don’t hesitate to call the UC Davis Health employee liaison line at 916-734-1700. This line has been specially established as part of our service commitment to our employees.

Find your primary care provider

This page last updated October 20, 2023.