Sacramento and North Rural
E-Consult Coalition

Collaboration among Payers and Providers

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

Opportunities for Clinics


Unique Aspects of the Coalition

  • Payer collaboration to cover e-consult platform costs and specialist fees 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.
  • Opportunity for local specialists to engage in responding to primary care provider questions.

Join the Sac-North Rural E-Consult Coalition

  • The next Coalition Roundtable will take place on September 29 from 12-1 PT and will feature a discussion on E-consult and Cardiolology. Register here.
  • Meet us in-person at the E-Consult Workgroup Annual Meeting in Sacramento on November 9. Registration is free and open to all. Virtual attendance options are available.
  • To join the SAC-NREC or learn more, contact

Primary Care Provider Organization Role

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

North Rural E-Consult Coalition Participants 

  • Ampla Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Barton Health
  • California Health & Wellness
  • Chapa-De Indian Health
  • ConferMED
  • Eastern Plumas Health Center
  • El Dorado Community Health Center
  • Feather River Tribal Health
  • Harmony Health
  • Imperial Health Holdings
  • Nivano Physicians Group
  • Northern Valley Indian Health
  • Oroville Hospital
  • Peach Tree Healthcare
  • Plumas District Hospital
  • River City Medical Group
  • Sierra Family Medical Clinic
  • Wellspace Health
  • Western Sierra Medical Clinic

Education Opportunities

  • View upcoming events:

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

E-Consult and Telehealth Tools in Response to Behavioral and Mental Health Needs

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.