Frequently Asked Questions


Why focus on senior care?

We believe that the needs of younger adults and seniors are very different. In the same way children are cared for by pediatricians who specialize in child development, we believe that seniors should be cared for in senior-focused clinics by clinicians who specialize in senior health. This singular focus allows us to create a healthcare experience for our patients that specifically caters to their needs, such as longer appointments, transportation assistance, community events, workshops, and other services that address both their health and well-being.

What is calyx health's approach to care?

We understand that seniors’ health needs are complex. Instead of a narrow, symptom-based approach to care, we work with patients and their families to understand their long-term goals and values. Our team takes the time upfront to develop an open, collaborative relationship so we can present a full range of medical options—always with the patient’s goals at the forefront. It's important to us that we're not just treating the body, but the person as well.

What can I expect when I come to the office?

You will find a modern, welcoming clinic atmosphere that relaxes and refreshes you as well as a caring team practicing the latest in clinical medicine. From a completely redesigned patient check-in process to echo-reducing acoustic ceilings, everything about our office has been designed with seniors in mind. We are on a mission to build the healthcare system seniors deserve, and invite you to share your thoughts and feedback with us.

where do you have hospital privileges?

Our physicians currently have admitting privileges at Alta Bates Summit and Alameda Hospital. We are also contracted with Affinity IPA, so are able to make referrals to the vast majority of East Bay providers and Stanford Health.

Do you accept my insurance?

We accept Medicare, Medigap/Medicare Supplement, Medi-Cal, and most Medicare Advantage health plans including Stanford, Health Net, and AARP SecureHorizons/United. We do not accept Kaiser.

If you would like us to check your insurance benefits and eligibility, please contact us at 510-323-4410 or hello@calyxhealth.com.

Is there a fee to join Calyx Health?

We believe in delivering high quality healthcare to all seniors, so there will never be a membership fee to join our practice. If you are on Medicare, we most likely accept your insurance. 

To become a patient with our practice, simply make an appointment by contacting us at 510-323-4410 or hello@calyxhealth.com. 

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