California Association of Health Insuring Organizations

Gold Coast Health Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road, Suite 200
Oxnard, California 93036


Established: April 2010
Membership: 105,000


On June 2, 2009, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved implementation of a County Organized Health Care System (COHS) model to transition from fee-for-service Medi-Cal to managed care. Ordinance 4409 (April 2010) established the Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care Commission as an independent oversight entity. The Commission operates a single plan - Gold Coast Health Plan - to serve the Ventura County Medi-Cal population (estimated at 100,000 beneficiaries).


To improve the health of our members through the provision of the best possible quality care and services.


Improve access to primary, specialty and ancillary services.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Is GCHP?

Gold Coast Health Plan is an independent public entity created by County Ordinance and authorized through Federal Legislation. GCHP is NOT a County Agency. The purpose of GCHP is to:

Who Runs The Plan?

GCHP is governed by the Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care Commission. Day to day operations are administered and managed by the Plan’s CEO and team of dedicated professional staff.

What Role Does It Play In The Future Of Health Care In Ventura County?

Under Health Reform, a clear advantage of County Organized Health Systems like GCHP is that:

Where Does The Money Come From?

What is the importance of GCHP In The Lives Of Families in Ventura County?

How Will People Participate In The Gold Coast Health Plan?

The Consumer and Member Advisory Committees will be important channels for community members to direct concerns and provide policy direction as well as program input to GCHP’s Leadership. These Committees play a very important role in the launch of GCHP and throughout the long-term direction of the Health Plan.

How does someone enroll in the Plan?

It is an exciting time in Ventura County for managed care. GCHP will operate with transparency and work hard to earn the respect of the community through health promotion strategies, local control, improved access to quality healthcare, and service.



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