Optima Health Plan for Commonwealth of Virginia (COVA) and
The Local Choice (TLC) Employees

You can now select Optima Health during open enrollment.  With the Optima Health Plan, members may receive services at participating providers in the Optima Health Vantage network throughout Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.  

In order to enroll in the plan, employees must live or work in the Greater Hampton Roads region which is defined as: Chesapeake, City of Franklin, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wright, James City, Mathews, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, York.

About the Optima Health Plan


  • Comprehensive benefits: medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription drugs for one low premium
  • Low copayments on doctor and specialist visits
  • Coverage for out of area dependent children
  • Low deductibles
  • No referrals required
  • Disease management with financial incentives
  • Access to top-quality providers
  • Dedicated member services

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Health and Wellness Programs

Make the most of your health plan with these value-added programs and services included in our plan.

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Health Plan Features and Support

Additional care options and services at no cost to you.

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Employee Assistance Program

When you need help, Optima EAP is available to assist you. Let us help you find solutions to life's challenges - personal or professional.

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