Optima Health Plan/Family Care
Sentara founded the region’s first healthcare plan, Optima, in 1984. It has been expanding options for a variety of customers ever since. Optima Health Plan is southeastern Virginia's largest HMO with a provider network of over 2000 physicians, 13 hospitals, convenient urgent care sites and innovative facilities. Sentara Family Care, a Medicaid HMO product underwritten by Optima Health Plan, is the largest Medicaid HMO in Virginia. Sentara Family Care is now offered in 46 counties, reaching the central Virginia area.
Optima was recently rated as the best plan in Virginia according to the “Consumers" Guide to Health Plans,” published by Consumers’ Checkbook, a Washington-based nonprofit organization.
The National Research Corporation named Optima Health Plan a Quality Leader.
For the past five years, Optima’s HMO, POS, PPO and Family Care (Medicaid HMO) rated Excellent status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). This is NCQA’s highest accreditation status.