Health Insurance

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The City of Newport News health insurance provider for full-time employees is Optima Health.

Strong Local Network with National Coverage

The Optima Health network features more than 37,0001 providers, major hospital systems, and access to Sentara Medical Group (SMG), Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN), Riverside Health System, Tidewater Physician Multispecialty Group (TPMG) and other top-quality providers.

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Every local major hospital system is in-network for each plan, including:

  • Riverside Health System
  • Sentara Healthcare (including Sentara Careplex Hospital)
  • Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
  • Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Your coverage also includes access to the PHCS/MultiPlan national network.