COVID-19 Vaccine Update
As California works to expand COVID-19 vaccine supply and availability, Sutter Health Plus wants to ensure members understand how to navigate their care and coverage during this time. The question on many members’ minds is, “When can I expect to be eligible for the vaccine?”
COVID-19 Vaccine Administration
The COVID-19 vaccine is available, depending on supply, through a phased approach in accordance with guidelines from public health officials. Unfortunately, the vaccine available to healthcare providers, including those in the Sutter Health Plus network, is in extremely short supply and does not meet current demand.
Members who are eligible to receive the vaccine may:
- Log into My Health Online to schedule a vaccination appointment. Select the option “Schedule COVID Vaccine.” My Health Online will guide you through a few questions to determine if you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine at the time
- Call the Sutter Health COVID-19 Vaccine appointment line at 844-987-6115 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Sutter Health’s call center is open 7 days a week, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. A representative will find a location near you and book your first dose appointment. Note: Due to high demand, some callers are experiencing long wait times
Members with PCPs who practice independently, such as through Affinity Medical Group, Dignity Medical Group-Dominican, Mills-Peninsula Physician Network, or Sutter Independent Physicians, may also contact their medical group directly to inquire about vaccine availability.
COVID-19 Vaccine Cost Share
Sutter Health Plus covers COVID-19 vaccines at no cost share to members, including vaccines administered by out-of-network or out-of-area providers, in accordance with the requirements established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This includes any vaccines administered over more than one injection.
Continue Protecting Yourself and Others
It is critical our communities continue taking extra precautions to help people safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of disease, including:
- Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth in public settings
- Staying 6 feet away from others who don’t live with you
- Avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily
- Washing your hands often with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer