Central Valley E-Consult Coalition

Collaboration among Payers and Providers 

Hear how providers are using e-consult to help their patients.

Alyssa Spencer, PA, Wellspace Health, presents her patient’s story and how E-Consult improved her care experience.

Unique Aspects of the Coalition 

  • Payer collaboration to cover e-consult costs to make the service available to all providers and patients;
  • Organizations working to resolve key issues and disseminate learnings to support program spread;
  • Provider champion sharing of the benefits and value proposition of e-consult to facilitate use; and
  • Shared tracking of progress and modeling of outcomes to sustain adoption.

Health Care Provider Role

  • Commit to participate in monthly Coalition Roundtables
  • Provide e-consult program team (clinician lead, referral program manager, and IT lead)
  • The health system will not be charged a fee for the platform or implementation support provided


Opportunities for Clinics

  • Has your clinic applied for the COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity Grant? $59M is available in grant funding through the California Department of Public Health. Apply by September 30 here.
  • All clinics have access to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Portal, staffed by specialists from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland. To participate in this hybrid phone/e-consult program, register here.


Program Materials

CA SB365: Primary Care Provider E-Consult Reimbursement

Coalition Overview

Roundtable Kickoff Presentation and Summary

ConferMED Platform Overview

Coalition Press Release

Central Valley E-Consult Coalition Participants List

  • Adventist Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Altura Health Centers
  • Aria Health Center
  • CalViva Health
  • Camarena Health
  • Central Valley Health Network
  • Clinica Sierra Vista
  • Community Regional Medical Center
  • Family HealthCare Network
  • Kings Winery Clinic
  • La Salle Medical Associates
  • Health Net
  • Omni Family Health
  • Sante Health
  • St. Agnes Medical Center
  • Tulare Family Health
  • United Health Centers
  • Valley Children's Hospital
  • Valley Health Team

Education Opportunities

Upcoming events:

  • December 6 12-1 PT E-Consult for Pulmonology. Register here.

View recent events:

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Autumn Boylan, DHCS; Alicia Pimentel, Anthem Blue Cross; and Petra Steinbuchel, MD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, spoke to tools and programs supporting access to behavioral and mental health services.

View Previous Central Valley E-Consult Roundtable Presentations

Central Valley E-Consult Newsletters