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Flu and Other Vaccination Updates

If you need a 2015 flu shot, you still have many options through your medical coverage with BSSP:  
1.  Request a coupon for a free flu shot at any Walgreen's by emailing bssp@bsspjpa.org.  
2.  A limited supply of vaccines will be available for members with appointments to receive other services at the Health and Wellness Centers.  At this time, we are not schedule flu-shot only appointments in order to reserve patient time for those needing additional services or who are ill.  

Free vaccines for shingles (one per lifetime age 55 and over), pneumonia (twice in a lifetime, age 55 and over, minimum 5 years apart) and Tdap (once every 7-10 years)  are available to members covered under a BSSP medical plan.  With these high-priced vaccines, it is preferred that you receive them during an appointment at the Health and Wellness Centers to help keep the costs down for BSSP as a whole.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 866-959-9355 or 530-879-7582.  If you aren't able to access the HWC due to scheduling conflicts or because you live and work outside the Butte County area, please email bssp@bsspjpa.org to request a free coupon for these vaccines at any Walgreen's.

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Request a free mammogram coupon for North State Imaging in Chico or Valley Womens Imaging in Oroville by emailing bssp@bsspjpa.org or clicking here.   Learn more about BSSP's Health and Wellness Center in Chico!
Health and Wellness Center
Scheduling:  866-959-9355 
Inquiries:  530-879-7582
  Free immunizations vouchers are available on our Wellness page.

Having one of the following surgeries and want to minimize your out of pocket costs for the facility charges?  These events are subject to Referenced Based Benefit pricing. Log into your secure account at anthem.com/ca, and click on Useful Tools on the right-hand side.  

  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Cataract removal
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Knee cartilage repair (via arthroscopy)
  • Knee ligament repair (ACL via arthorscopy)
  • Endoscopy (upper GI)
  • Colonoscopy

Welcome to Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs

The Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs JPA was formed in 1982 to self-insure our area schools for medical, dental and vision service.

What is a JPA? A joint powers authority (JPA) is a “special district” under the California Government Code. It allows public entities to join together to “pool” resources, in this case, health benefits. In this case, having a larger “pool” reduces rates and administrative costs.

Over 4,300 employees and retirees participate in the program. Including spouses and dependent children, the BSSP JPA provides medical, dental, vision and life insurance services to more than 12,000 people. Fourteen school districts, the Butte County Office of Education and the Butte-Glenn Community College District make up the 16 members of the JPA.  Read more...