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EPO Network Hospitals

  • Kern Medical Hospital - Inpatient Hospital Care including Deliveries
  • Good Samaritan Hospital - Inpatient Psychiatric Services/Substance Abuse Only
  • Bakersfield Behavioral Health - Inpatient Psychiatric Services/Substance Abuse Only
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital - Inpatient Rehabilitation

See the EPO Network Provider Directory (PDF) for contracted Hospitals in the outlying areas. When using Kern Medical for Inpatient Services, including Deliveries, your care can be provided by your physician if he/she has active privileges to use Kern Medical facilities or by a Kern Medical physician.

EPO Benefit Copay for Hospitalization → $100 per day up to $500 (5 days) per admission*.
*Hospitalization copay is waived at Kern Medical hospital.

Adventist Health Bakersfield as the Plus Network Hospital for Inpatient Care Including Deliveries:
If your doctor has active privileges for Adventist Health Bakersfield, you can choose to have your Inpatient Care at this facility using your Plus Benefit.

Covered Services associated with this Plus Network facility → Plan will pay 80% and you will be responsible for 20% of the contract rate after the annual deductible has been met.

Out-of-Network Emergency Admission
If you are admitted to an out-of-network hospital for emergency care and stabilization, the Plan must be notified within 24 hours. Emergency care does not require prior authorization however, Inpatient Care must be deemed medically necessary by the Plan. Once the out-of-network hospital stabilizes your condition, the Plan will transfer you to a network contracted hospital for continued Inpatient Care if necessary.

Do I need authorization for Inpatient Care?
Scheduled Inpatient Services must receive prior authorization from the Plan. The Plan must be notified of Emergency Admissions. Upon notification, the Plan must approve the admission and continued Inpatient Care until discharge. For authorization call (661) 868-3280.