Health plan partnership supports Ventura County’s Hispanic seniors

by Carol Leish

As of October 1, 2020, Clinicas del Camino Real, which serves 40,000 patients enrolled in Medi-Cal or Medicare plans in Ventura County, and AmericanHealth Plan, has joined the network of SCAN Health Plan, a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan serving senior in Ventura and other communities in California. Clinicas’ network is comprised of specialists providing the following on-site services:

  • Primary Care Dental services Internal Medicine
  • Optometry Obstetrics/Gynecology Behavioral Health
  • Pediatrics Pharmacy Cardiology
  • Laboratory Podiatry Health Education
  • Chiropractic Radiology

SCAN, which has been in California since the 1970’s began serving Ventura County in 2004. “As a nonprofit, SCAN’s mission is to keep seniors healthy and independent,” according to, Sherry Stanislaw, general manage of SCAN, headquartered in Long Beach, CA. “We offer a variety of services (see above), along with offering a wide network. By adding Clinica, there are now more choices.”

According to, Stanislaw, “SCAN is a Medicare Advantage Plan. This means that you don’t need a supplemental plan. Also, you won’t have any deductibles. Thus, you can have SCAN Medicare Advantage with full payment vs. having Medicare with an 80%/20% payment, that only covers 80% of costs. Other benefits of enrolling in SCAN include: having a vision and hearing coverage, along with a prescription plan. A drug prescription plan is also offered. Also, a gym membership is provided: Silver Sneakers.”

“Thus, with SCAN, you will have a wide access of providers”, according to, Stanislaw. “You’ll also have routine transportation provided. And, you’ll be saving money since you won’t be needing to have a supplemental policy. Thus, it’s affordable and comprehensive.”

Stanislaw mentioned that, “We are super excited to be partnering with Clinica, serving their community, and the Spanish community. We have developed a synergy by being able to partner with Clinica and with several other clinics in Ventura County.”

Open enrollment is from: October 1st, 2020—December 7th, 2020, for people who are eligible for Medicare; 65 or older; or those with disabilities of any age. Coverage will begin on January 1, 2021. “Either go through your health insurance agent/broker; or, call SCAN’s toll free #: (855) 460-7226,” according to, Sharon Armani, Senior Director.

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