Request continuity of care benefits

Keep the doctor you know and love while you finish treatments.

Enrolling in Sharp Health Plan gives you access to a large network of qualified nurses and doctors. But if you’re already being treated by a doctor outside of the Sharp Health Plan network at the time of enrollment, then you may qualify for continuity of care benefits. This means that you may be authorized for additional visits with your current doctor to facilitate a safe transfer of care to a doctor within the Sharp Health Plan network.

Please note that you do not qualify for this temporary continuity of care coverage:

  1. If you were offered an open network option.
  2. If you were offered the option to continue with your previous health plan and instead chose to change to Sharp Health Plan.
  3. If you have an Individual, Medicare, Cal Choice, or CCSB (Covered California for Small Business) policy.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact our Customer Care team at 858.499.8300.


Request additional visits with your current doctor

If you do not fall into one of the above categories and would like to request additional visits with your current doctor, there are three clinical situations which will be reviewed for continuity of care benefits:

  1. If you have an acute health condition (anything that’s not chronic), such as a rash, ear infection or broken bone. 
  2. If you have a high risk pregnancy due to any of the following factors: diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, epilepsy or infections.
  3. If you are in your second or third trimester of your pregnancy.
If you have any of the above conditions, please fill out the form in full and send it to us. We’ll review your information and contact you with any questions. Please note that incomplete forms will be returned and cause a delay in processing your request. 

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Mail your completed form to:

Sharp Health Plan
8520 Tech Way, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
or fax to 619.740.8111

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