How A Health Plan Works

Alameda Alliance for Health is a non-profit managed care plan that provides health care coverage to Alameda County residents. The benefits and eligibility requirements for our two programs vary, depending on whether you are in Medi-Cal or Alliance Group Care. When you enroll in a health plan like Alameda Alliance for Health, we will help you find doctors, pharmacies, and other providers in its network.

Your Doctor

In managed care, your doctor—also called a primary care provider or PCP—or community clinic, hospital, and specialists work together to care for you and your family. Your doctor provides basic health care needs and helps you get the services you need, like:

  • Referrals to specialists
  • Medical equipment
  • Prescription drugs
  • X-rays and lab tests

Reasons to Enroll in a Health Plan*

  • I want help finding doctors, specialists, and other providers.  
  • I want a list of doctors and other providers I can go to.
  • I want help getting interpreters and information in my language.
  • I want help finding care that is accessible to me.
  • I want help if I need to file a complaint or an appeal.
  • I want help coordinating my care.

*Source: “What Are My Medi-Cal Choices,”

About the Alliance

To learn more about the Alliance, visit About Us.


The Alliance provides a range of services to members, including free health education, interpreters and translated materials, and transportation for medical appointments.

Healthy Education Materials and Classes

Free health education programs are offered  to members. To learn more about this program, visit Live Healthy


Depending on the type of coverage you have, you may be eligible for transportation for your medical appointments.