February 25, 2021

Letter of Support

Assembly Bill (AB) 523: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

On behalf of WelbeHealth, I am writing to express support for Assembly Bill (AB) 523 which would require the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to make PACE flexibilities approved during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) permanent.

February 24, 2021

Letter of Support

Assembly Bill (AB) 540: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

On behalf of WelbeHealth, I am writing to express our support for Assembly Bill (AB) 540 which would require PACE plans to be presented as an enrollment option in the same manner as other managed care plan options. AB 540 would also require the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to establish an auto-referral system to refer beneficiaries who appear to be eligible to PACE.

February 17, 2021

Press Release

WelbeHealth Expands Executive Team with Key New Hire

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2021) WelbeHealth, an all-inclusive medical care provider for frail elderly, helping them live independently in their own home, is proud to welcome Sepideh Chegini, MD, as Chief Medical Officer.

February 10, 2021

Press Release


MODESTO, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2021) – WelbeHealth, a California-based healthcare provider delivering innovative home-based care for frail seniors, has announced the rollout of a new mobile clinic van to serve elderly participants in Modesto.

January 19, 2021

Press Release

COVID-19 Public Vaccination Event: WelbeHealth, Fresno

FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2021 — WelbeHealth, an innovative healthcare provider delivering comprehensive home-based care for frail seniors across California, will administer COVID-19 vaccines to community members 65 years and older in the Fresno area.

January 12, 2021

Press Release

Tuesday: WelbeHealth to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to Vulnerable Elderly and Frontline Workers

WelbeHealth, an innovative healthcare provider delivering integrated, home-based care for frail seniors across California, will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to its elderly participants and frontline healthcare workers in Stockton on Tuesday. The team will begin administering the Moderna vaccine at 8 a.m.

December 31, 2020

Press Release

WelbeHealth Administers First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines to Most Vulnerable Seniors

WelbeHealth is administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to its elderly participants this week, beginning at the organization’s center in Long Beach. The first seniors received their vaccinations on Wednesday, and additional vaccines will be administered next week.

December 29, 2020


2020 End of Year Letter from Si France, MD

As we move toward the new year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2020. As we all know, this year brought incredible challenges: most notably, keeping our participants, team members, and families safe during a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic.

August 4, 2020

Press Release

Robert Margolis, MD Joins WelbeHealth Board of Directors

WelbeHealth today announced the appointment of Robert Margolis, MD to its Board of Directors.

July 9, 2020

Grunion Gazette

Service Alternative to Nursing Homes

The golden years have turned into the scary years with the arrival of COVID-19.

June 5, 2020


Reflecting on Our Values

An open letter to our WelbeHealth team members from Founder and CEO Si France, MD.

May 13, 2020

Press Release

WelbeHealth Expands PACE into Long Beach and Fresno, California Regions

WelbeHealth, operator of PACE programs across California, announced the enrollment of its first participants at LA Coast PACE in Long Beach and the upcoming launch of its fourth program, Sequoia PACE, in Fresno.

February 10, 2020

Press Release

WelbeHealth Raises $30 Million Series C to Accelerate Growth of Innovative Senior Care Programs

Capital will support improved access to PACE in current markets and new communities.

May 20, 2019

Fox 40 News

Stockton PACE Program

Stockton PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. Daily Tours are available.

May 18, 2019

Stockton Record

It is Just Like a Care Home, but Better

Since opening earlier this year, Stockton PACE has experienced significant growth, doubling its census to 51 seniors in need of a little extra help staying in their own homes.

April 1, 2019

Lodi News

New Medical Center Helps Seniors Age at Home

A medical center dedicated to citizens wanting to age at home recently opened in Stockton, known at the Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE).

March 4, 2019

Good Day Sacramento

All-Inclusive Care

Cambi Brown is checking out an all-inclusive care program for the elderly that helps them live independently in their home.

February 28, 2019

Stockton Record

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly facility opens in Stockton

The PACE campus will provide onsite medical and dental care, physical therapy, meals and personal services such as bathing and a beauty shop for the elderly.

February 27, 2019

Stockton Record

Service that helps seniors age in place arrives in Stockton

Imagine if you will a service designed to meet all the medical and social needs of the community’s frail seniors with the goal of keeping them out of nursing homes and hospitals. And for most participants with Medi-Cal or a combination of Medicare and Medi-Cal with no share of cost, all of its services are free.

June 28, 2018

Business Wire

WelbeHealth Raises $15 Million Series B to Accelerate Growth of Innovative Care Programs for Seniors

WelbeHealth’s model of care leverages industry leading technologies to support highly coordinated interdisciplinary care teams and cultivates a service-oriented mentality in attending to each individual patient’s health and social needs.

May 8, 2018

Modern Healthcare

New venture capital firm to focus on companies serving poor, high-needs patients

“We are completely underinvested in primary care, mental health, care for pregnant moms, the frail elderly and people with chronic conditions, particularly people of color,” Slavitt said. “There are mission-driven entrepreneurs out there aiming to address these challenges, but investors tend not to see them. Instead, they tend to see bright shiny objects like wearable devices.”

April 20, 2017

Wall Street Journal

Health-Care Deals Hit by Obamacare Limbo

WSJ cites WelbeHealth as an example of company aligning healthcare incentives, regardless of political climate.

February 8, 2017

Yahoo Finance

WelbeHealth Announces $15 Million of Funding from F-Prime Capital and .406 Ventures

“We founded this company around the mission of serving our most vulnerable seniors with greater quality and compassion in a value-based model,” said Si France, MD, co-founder and CEO of WelbeHealth. “So we were very deliberate in selecting successful investors who have experience partnering with entrepreneurs to build truly mission-driven healthcare services companies.”

February 8, 2017

Wall Street Journal

WelbeHealth Gains Capital to Help Elderly Live Independently

In addition to providing medical services, Welbe Health plans to tend to members’ social needs. On a typical day, a participant would be picked up and brought to a day center where he or she can socialize. At the day center there will also be dining and a salon and an interdisciplinary care team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Feb 1, 2017

Sutter Health

New Partnership Expands Healthcare Services to Seniors

“There is an unprecedented level of mission alignment for us as healthcare partners,” according to Sutter Care at Home CEO Marcia Reissig, RN. “We both provide care for the most vulnerable patients, facilitating their ability to remain at home longer while reducing emergency room trips and inpatient stays. This is an ideal partnership for bringing the PACE model of elder care to more underserved communities.”

Jan 27, 2017

Mobile Health News

Five Predictions for Health Tech and Services for 2017

Many start-ups are now rushing into the frailty space to provide services to delay this gradual decline and in turn, preventing high cost complications. Two special early stage mentions in this category are Welbe Health and Attuned Care. Bay Area based Welbe Health (F-Prime) is implementing the much-acclaimed PACE program which provides Medicare reimbursement for delivering common activities of daily living such as meals, transportation, and home care assistance.

Aug 20, 2016

The New York Times

Private Equity Pursues Profits in Keeping the Elderly at Home

Dr. Si France, a founder of WelbeHealth, an early-stage company based in Menlo Park, Calif., says start-ups can use technology to improve clinical communication, help caregivers make treatment decisions and monitor patients at home or in a hospital. But he insists even a high-tech PACE program cannot veer from its origins. “We think this is an arena for missionaries, not mercenaries.”