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Emerald Coast


Health Alliance



Helping Our Members to Serve You Better!




Membership Quality Focus
Insurance Patient Information




The Emerald Coast Health Alliance (ECHA) is an organization formed and owned
by local healthcare providers.  It is an Independent Practice Association (IPA)
established to provide patients, employers, and payors in the region with a multi-
specialty network of high quality physicians and other healthcare providers.  
Please contact us by phone, mail, or email. 


The Emerald Coast Health Alliance currently has 150 member providers. The members are trained in specialties from Anesthesia to Urology, and include Family Practitioners and Internists for ongoing health maintenance of the entire family.  


We also have several Member Facilities including  Hyperbaric Medical Oxygen Treatment Center, Institute of Diagnostic Imagin g, The Breast Clinic, The Surgery Center at Sacred Heart Medical Park and White Sands Physical Therapy.



  Quality Focus


By choosing a provider with the Emerald Coast Health Alliance, you will help to ensure service-orientated, customer focused providers sensitive to your needs, with convenient locations in your community.  Our members participate in a patient satisfaction survey process.  The surveys are distributed to the patients to ensure that we hear from you - the customer. 

Patient Satisfaction


 See how we are doing with our patients.  All of our members have passed an extensive credentialing process.  This process verifies a member's education and training, whether they are Board Certified and whether their licenses and registrations are current and without restrictions.  This information is kept current and formally reviewed every 2 years.  Our re-credentialing process also includes a site visit to help to ensure a safe and user friendly environment for your care. 



Participation with various insurance companies and plans is based on the personal decision of each provider.  To determine if a provider participates with your insurance plan you should call the customer service number listed on your insurance card.  You may also check directly with your providers office.  Participation by individual members is voluntary and still should be verified.  For a list of Alliance facilitated contracts see the Insurance Participation section. 



     Employment Opportunities

The Emerald Coast Health Alliance has several physician/facilities that have positions of employment available.  For a list of positions available see Employment Opportunities


Patient Information

See links below for more information about patient rights & responsibilities, organ donor, living wills, healthcare surrogate, and HIPAA privacy notice.


Patient Rights & Responsibilities


This section informs you of your
rights and responsibilities as a patient. 

 Organ Donor


Learn how to be an Organ Donor.


Living Will (Advance Directive)


Provides instructions relating to your
wishes on life-prolonging procedure (Print Form).  You will need
Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print this form. 

Healthcare Surrogate


Designate a person to make health decisions
on your behalf when you are unable to do so (Print Form). You will
need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print this form. 


  HIPAA Privacy Notice




Get Acrobat Reader here.


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Emerald Coast Health Alliance

Phone: (850) 862-8904

915 A Mar Walt Drive

Fax: (850) 862-4181

Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547