Local high-quality coverage, national recognition.

Thanks to you, Sharp Health Plan is recognized among the nation’s best.

At Sharp Health Plan, we believe in making life better. We’re honored that you’ve made us one of the best health plans in California. Your praises acknowledge our commitment to improving your health care experience. Thank you for inspiring our continual pursuit of excellence in everything we do.

NCQA 2018-19 Seals_Excellent Accreditation


NCQA awarded Sharp Health Plan with their highest accreditation status of “Excellent” for service and clinical quality.

NCQA 2018-19 Seals_Private HP Rating


Sharp Health Plan was rated 4.5 out of 5 in NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-19.



Highest member-rated health plan

Sharp Health Plan is the highest member-rated health plan in California — for the fourth year in a row.1

NCQA 2018-19 Seals_WHP

Wellness & Health Promotion Accreditation

Best Health® is accredited by the NCQA as an excellent program for the delivery and improvement of wellness and health promotion.


Highest member-rated care

We have the highest member ratings for health care, health plan and personal doctor among reporting California health plans.1

"Achieving an accreditation status of Commendable from NCQA is a sign that a health plan is serious about quality. It is awarded to plans whose service and clinical quality meet or exceed NCQA’s rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement."

- Margaret E. O’Kane, President of NCQA

"The Best Health team is a huge part of the success of our wellness program, Lifeshift. The Best Health team is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Our employees like having easy access through the Best Health website to view their progress in the program and their health information. Thank you Best Health for all you do!"

- Shelly Hester, HR Operations Manager, Hunter Industries

"We are thrilled with the support that we receive at all levels. All of the points of contact are professional, committed and passionate about providing high-quality service."

- Sherri R., Director of Benefits & HR Information Systems, Palomar Health

"I was motivated even more, because I saw that I was not only meeting my goal, but I was also exceeding it."

- Jose M., Sharp Health Plan Member, San Diego, CA

"Thanks to my Best Health coach, I am lighter, stronger and quicker. And I am happy about that."

- Jim S., Sharp Health Plan Member, Poway, CA

"It’s a privilege for me to lead our dedicated and caring team in partnership with our award-winning provider groups. Our goal is to deliver access to the highest quality, cost-effective health care for our community. We empower our members with innovative tools and services to promote their overall health and well-being."

- Dr. Cary B. Shames, Chief Medical Officer, Sharp Health Plan

"Our focus is always on exceeding our members’ health care, coverage and service needs at prices they can afford; they’re at the center of everything we do. This approach has consistently earned us national recognition for high-quality coverage and enables us to deliver the personalized ‘Sharp Experience’ that San Diegans have grown to expect from Sharp."

- Melissa Hayden Cook, President and CEO, Sharp Health Plan

"My ability to be a good listener allows me to be a more compassionate physician."

- Dr. Kimberly Byers-Lund - Sharp Coronado Hospital

"In my practice, we treat our patients with respect and offer them the most current and state-of-the-art care, taking into consideration their ethnicity, background and beliefs."

- Dr. Caroll Toledo-Nader, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

"I empower each patient to achieve optimal health in order to live a long, happy and healthy life."

- Dr. Dawn Long - Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

"I believe in a strong relationship with each of my patients for quality care."

- Dr. Azam Shamani - Sharp Grossmont Hospital

"The Sharp Experience is a partnership between patient and physician with the goal of promoting good health."

- Dr. Lisa Arian - Sharp Memorial Hospital

1 The source for this data is Quality Compass® 2018 and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Quality Compass® 2018 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® is a registered trademark of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Sharp Health Plan achieved the following summary ratings (9+10): 61.24 for Rating of the Health Care compared to the California all LOBs average (excluding PPOs & EPOs) of 52.26; 56.71 for Rating of Health Plan compared to the California all LOBs average (excluding PPOs & EPOs) of 47.08; and 72.51 for Rating of Personal Doctor compared to the California all LOBs average (excluding PPOs & EPOs) of 64.75.