Optima Health members can now get coverage on the Southside, Eastern Shore or Peninsula through a new agreement signed Monday between the health insurance provider and Riverside Health System.
The agreement designates Riverside as an in-network provider and fills the last gap in Optima’s coverage in the greater Hampton Roads area.
Leadership from Riverside and Optima made the agreement official Monday with a signing ceremony at Christopher Newport University.
They billed the agreement as a commitment to ensuring communities have as many choices as possible for health care.
Dennis Matheis, president of Optima, said the agreement created more options for thousands of people and employers, potentially offering them better access to health care and facilities closer to home.