Capital Health Plan's History
In 1982, a handful of Tallahassee civic leaders came together with the common vision of creating a quality, affordable health care system that responded to the needs of the community.
Over thirty years later, Capital Health Plan has not only met these goals but surpassed them by becoming a national leader in health care.
We started small. We began with a network of 75 doctors and proudly served 5,000 members. Now Capital Health Plan serves more than 125,000 members and provides a network of more than 550 doctors and specialists in our service area.
We are driven by a passion to improve health care delivery, accessiblity and the lives our every individual in our community.
Capital Health Plan Milestones
1981—Centerville Health Center construction gets underway.
March 29, 1982—Capital Health Plan staff moves into the Centerville Health Center.
June 1, 1982—Capital Health Plan opens. “Tallahassee will have an alternative means of getting the kind of comprehensive health care consumers want, but often find difficult to afford. The Capital Health Plan represents a unique concept in the delivery and financing of medical care,” says John Hogan, executive director.
1984—Construction begins on addition to Capital Health Plan Health Center.
1985—Capital Health Plan Primary Care has 4 locations with the addition of 3 new affiliates: Tallahassee Family Medicine, Eastwood Family Practice and Quincy Family Medicine.
1986—Capital Health Plan establishes the Eye Care Center. First appointments are scheduled on March 17.
1986—Capital Health Plan expands its pediatric staff to a total of 8 physicians.
1992—Capital Health Plan celebrates its 10th year anniversary.
January 1993—Swiss representatives visit Capital Health Plan for health care ideas.
1994—10,000 square-foot addition and more than 100 parking spaces are added to the Centerville location.
1994—NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) accredits Capital Health Plan.
1995—NCQA grants Capital Health Plan full accreditation.
1997—Capital Health Plan celebrates 15th anniversary and adds a website.
1997—I.B. Harrison, M.D. Humanitarian Award is established.
1998—50,000 square-foot facility is added at Governors Square.
1999—Capital Health Plan receives “Excellent” accreditation from NCQA.
2001—The Mammography Screening Center of Capital Health Plan opens.
2001—Capital Health Plan is named among the top 10 HMOs in the nation in a NCQA survey.
2001—Capital Health Plan receives “Excellent” accreditation from NCQA.
June 2002—Capital Health Plan celebrates 20 years of providing quality health care to the community.
August 2003—Capital Health Plan introduces Stepping Toward Health, a community initiative aimed a creating a healthier community.
2004—CHPConnect, a secure online personal health record, is launched.
May 2005—Capital Health Partnership is announced.
October 2005—Capital Health Plan introduces its Medicare Advantage Plans.
October 2005—Capital Health Plan is named among the best in the nation by US News & World Report.
February 2006—Capital Health Plan opens a state-of-the-art imaging center in the Governors Square Health Center to provide digital mammography, DEXA scanning, and ultrasound.
Fall 2006—CHP Champions debuts in the Leon County School District.
November 2006 —Capital Health Plan is named among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
November 2006—Capital Health Plan adds a third Medicare Advantage Plan.
January 2007 —Capital Health Plan Champions reaches 1,000 kids.
April 2007—Governor Crist lauds the CHP Champions Program.
June 2007—Capital Health Plan turns 25.
July 2007—Captial Health Plan introduces CHP Health Coaching, a 24-hour health information and support line for members.
September 2007—Capital Health Plan begins the Health & Fitness reimbursement to encourage members to Live Well.
November 2008 through December 31, 2010 - Capital Health Plan offered a Brain Fitness program, Posit Science's Insight, to all members age 65 and over.
October 2009 – Capital Health Plan Ranked among the top 5 plans in the nation for both commercial and Medicare in U.S. News & World Report/NCQA’s “America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2009-10”.
October 2009 – Capital Health Plan awarded 5 out of 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Capital Health Plan is one of only three plans in the nation to achieve this high rating.
October 2010 – Capital Health Plan ranked #1 Medicare plan and #4 commercial plan in the nation by NCQA in “NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011”
October 2010 – Capital Health Plan becomes only plan in the nation to be awarded 5 out 5 stars by CMS for both 2009 and 2010.
January 2011 – Capital Health Plan extends service area to include Calhoun and Liberty Counties.
October 2011 - Capital Health Plan is the highest-ranked Medicare and Commercial plan in Florida and the number 3 ranked Commercial plan in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in “NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012”
June 2012 - Capital Health Plan turns 30!
October 2012 - Capital Health Plan is NCQA's highest-ranked HMO in Florida for the third year! According to “The NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012-2013,” Capital Health Plan’s commercial plan was ranked third overall in the published results and the top ranking HMO in the nation.