Open enrollment for benefits-eligible faculty and staff of the University has begun, and employees are encouraged to choose Keck Medicine of USC providers by signing up for the USC Network Medical Plan.

This plan offers a choice of physicians, convenient locations and competitive costs. Keck Medicine of USC has grown exponentially, with locations in areas where staff and faculty live and work, such as multi-specialty clinics in Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Beverly Hills and La Cañada Flintridge. A multi-specialty clinic at University Park Campus (UPC), on the fourth floor of the Engemann Student Health Center, is also a convenient option for staff and faculty working at UPC. The office is open 8 a.m. to noon and from 1- 5 p.m. with same-day appointments available. Services provided there include dermatology, primary care, lab blood draw, orthopaedic surgery, endocrinology, gynecology and rheumatology. In addition, the USC Eye Institute locations are now offering general ophthalmology services and take VSP insurance. These locations include Los Angeles, Arcadia, Beverly Hills and Pasadena.

In addition, many of our physicians have practices throughout Southern California, specializing in primary care, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, oncology/hematology and urology. When you choose the USC Network Medical Plan you can receive appointment scheduling assistance from the Trojan Family Navigator, at (323) 442-8102.

The USC Network Medical Plan is a PPO, allowing participants a choice of which physicians they want to see. Tier I of the plan includes nearly 600 USC physicians and more than 300 doctors associated with USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, serving the Foothill communities. The plan also includes access to PIH Health’s hospitals in Whittier and Downey, urgent care centers in Whittier and Hacienda Heights and its more than 300 physicians. Tier II includes any doctor with an Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer contract. This opens up a vast network of choices of locations where participants can receive care.

The USC Network Medical Plan gives you access to Keck Medicine of USC physicians who are leaders in their fields, including those at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, where patients have access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.

“We want our faculty and staff to take advantage of the world-class services and care we offer right here at USC,” said Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO for USC Health which operates Keck Medicine of USC. “As we are expanding our locations, and whether you’re looking for a primary physician or a specialist, we want you to be our first choice.”

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— By Talar Shahinian