Becoming a member
Dr. Simons’ practice is only accepting newborns as new patients.
We do not accept transfer patients.
Please note that only PPO plans are accepted. HMO insurance (e.g. Brown & Toland/Hill Physicians) is not accepted. Dr. Simons is accepting Blue Shield Covered California for 2016/2017. Individuals and families can also purchase PPO plans through United Healthcare, Cigna and Health Net.
Dr. Simons is an in-network insurance provider for the following:
- Aetna PPO
- Anthem Blue Cross PPO (Plans through employer only, not individual or family plans)
- Blue Shield PPO (Plans through employer only, not individual or family plans)
- Blue Shield Covered California
- Cigna PPO
- Coventry/First HealthPPO
- Guardian PPO
- Health Net PPO
- Humana PPO
- Interplan PPO
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- Pacificare PPO
- Sutter Select PPO
- United Healthcare PPO
- Inquire about other PPO plans
The first office visit with Dr. Simons will be 1-3 days after discharge from the hospital.
If you designate Dr. Simons as your pediatrician at CPMC or UCSF Benioff, your newborn will automatically be cared for by the the neonatology/newborn nursery service while in the hospital. These groups provides 24/7 in-house, outstanding care for newborns.
To become a patient please send us a notification letting us know that you would like your newborn to be a patient of Dr. Simons. Please see below.
Dr. Simons, regretfully, does not offer prenatal meet and greets.