Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO)

LA County DHS can provide out-of-network medical services if you are covered by a PPO but with higher co-payments. Check with your PPO Member Services first.

How much does it cost?

  • Monthly premiums
  • Co-payment may apply
  • Annual deductible must be paid before your PPO starts covering your medical bills
  • You may be required to cover a percentage of the total charges for your medical bills

What is required?

  • You will be encouraged to use the insurance company's PPO network of preferred doctors
  • In-network healthcare services will be covered at a higher benefit level than out-of-network services
  • Always check if your provider (doctor) accepts your health plan so you receive the highest level of benefit coverage

What is covered?

  • PPO plans allow you to visit whatever in-network doctor or healthcare provider you wish without first requiring a referral from a primary care physician (primary doctor)

Where do I go for care?

  • Check with your PPO member services before you see a doctor at LA County DHS