New Signs, Same Quality & AccessAug 4, 2021
Dear fellow community members and colleagues,
This week and in the coming days, you may see signs on the buildings of our colleagues at First California Physician Partners (FCPP) changing to Tenet Health Central Coast Primary & Specialty Care. Being part of this single, identifiable name and brand is an important way we appropriately link our patients and peers with our entire healthcare system across the Central Coast. While they have been in the Tenet Health Central Coast family for years, updating the name to reflect our relationship had been delayed by the pandemic, so we are excited to see the signs going up.
Some patients have asked if any services are changing – no, it is only the name: we remain committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the communities we serve and becoming the system of choice for both residents and visitors to this region. This is an exciting time for our organization as we leverage our combined resources for the benefit of our patients. I encourage you to share this great news with your friends and family as we work together as a community built on care.
I would like to end this note with two final notes:
- In response to recent inquiries, we want to remind our community that Tenet Health Central Coast is in network with all major health plans, including Anthem Blue Cross. These insurance plans are accepted at Tenet Health Central Coast care facilities, including our hospitals, primary and specialty care offices, imaging centers and affiliated urgent care centers. If you have additional questions about insurances accepted at our facilities, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (833) 300-8748.
- The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is surging and our county is lagging behind in getting vaccinated. The vaccines are our best defense from serious illness from the virus. If you are unvaccinated, I strongly encourage you – barring any clinical or religious contraindications to the vaccine – to get vaccinated. To do so, please head to MyTurn.ca.gov to schedule an appointment.
CEO, Tenet Health Central Coast