UPMC Health Plan


Brittany Geppert
UPMC Health Plan


UPMC Health Plan Expands In-Network Access to St. Luke’s Health Network

Agreement provides greater in-network access in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh (August 21, 2020) – UPMC Health Plan, a leading health insurer in Pennsylvania, has entered into a participating provider agreement with St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN).

“We believe that including St. Luke’s network of hospitals and services is important for our members in central and eastern Pennsylvania,” said Sandra McAnallen, Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs and Quality Performance for UPMC Health Plan. “Providing our members access to physicians and hospitals close to home is important, and this agreement brings more choice, lower costs and the other benefits of in-network access to the residents of Lehigh Valley.”

The agreement provides in-network access to SLUHN’s facilities, and primary care, specialty care, urgent care and emergency care services in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Monroe, Schuylkill, and Luzerne counties. Specifically, the agreement covers the following SLUHN locations:

At this time, Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital in Schuylkill County will remain a non-participating provider.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to avail UPMC subscribers of the vast network of services and outstanding, high-quality care that St. Luke’s provides,” said Francine Botek, Senior Vice President of Finance for SLUHN. “The new UPMC contractual relationship also provides our employer community with increased healthcare insurance options. We look forward to continuing to work with UPMC on more synergistic offerings.”

McAnallen continued: “UPMC Health Plan is committed to expanding coverage across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” This agreement applies to individuals enrolled in certain UPMC Health Plans, as well as certain self-insured employer group plans that opt into this coverage. Members can contact a UPMC Plan Health Concierge at 1-844-220-4785 to confirm that SLUHN is in their specific network.

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About UPMC Insurance Services

Serving more than 3.9 million members, UPMC Insurance Services is owned and operated by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. UPMC Insurance Services includes commercial products from UPMC Health Plan for groups as well as individuals. Commercial products also include workers' compensation and employee assistance from nationally known Workpartners. Government products include Medicare Advantage (UPMC for Life); special needs plans for those eligible for Medicare and Medical Assistance (UPMC for Life CompleteCare and UPMC Community HealthChoices); Medical Assistance (UPMC for You); and Children's Health Insurance Program (UPMC for Kids). Community Care Behavioral Health, one of the nation's largest managed care behavioral health organizations, offers a full range of services to Commercial and Medical Assistance members. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.