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Experience the THIPA Difference!

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THIPA is known throughout the South Bay for its quality of health care and personal service.

What you may not know is that THIPA has cared exclusively for South Bay residents for over 30 years, ever since being founded in 1983 by doctors practicing at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

Offers Leading Doctors Choose from 350 primary care and specialist physicians to serve you.

Self-Referral to Specialists Enjoy direct access to over 70 self-referral specialists in eight specialties without seeing a primary care physician for a referral. You’ll save time and money on co-pays. It’s the only self-referral program of its kind in the South Bay.

Exclusive Specialists Don’t miss out - 50 of the South Bay’s top specialists are available ONLY to Medicare Advantage plan members with THIPA.

Urgent Care Centers Get care when you need it for colds, flu, stomach problems, minor injuries, bladder infections and more, after your doctor’s office is closed. Two convenient locations, Manhattan Beach and Torrance.

Local Member Services Get personalized help quickly and easily from our dedicated team of Member Services Representatives in our home office right in Torrance.

Special Hospital Care, 24 Hours a day - Get a dedicated “hospitalist” if you’re admitted to Torrance Memorial Medical Center. This highly trained physician specializing in hospital care ensures effective communication between you, your hospital doctors and your primary care physician.

Care Coordination Center - Going home from the hospital can be a challenge. Our Care Coordination Center helps you and your family understand your discharge instructions, your medical condition and your follow up medical appointments.

Personalized Care Management - When chronic or complex health conditions strike, our care management team can help. They act as a liaison between you, your doctors and your specialists to make sure you’re getting the care and medical resources you deserve.

Medication Review by a Pharmacist - Every month, we offer a FREE luncheon where a pharmacist reviews your medications and takes questions. THIPA Medicare Advantage members only.

Save 40% on Health Programs & Exercise Classes Enjoy exclusive THIPA Members only savings of 40% on select Torrance Memorial Medical Center Health Education Programs and Classes when you mention you’re with THIPA. For the most recent schedule go or see pages 8-11. You’re also entitled to receive a discounted membership rate at the popular South End Racquet & Health Club