Who We Are

Cal Healthcare Compare provides two free, publicly available websites to help Californians choose the hospital or nursing home that best fits their needs. The free websites, Cal Hospital Compare and Cal Long Term Care Compare, offer an unbiased, one-stop snapshot of how local facilities measure up against each other and to statewide averages on a variety of quality metrics. Users can quickly search for hospitals or nursing homes by inputting their zip code, city, or nursing home name, then save and compare their favorite facilities.

Cal Hospital Compare features quality and performance information on California hospitals to help healthcare consumers make smarter and more informed choices when making medical decisions.

Cal Long Term Care Compare is designed to make it easy for individuals and caregivers to start the process of selecting a nursing home. The website provides comparative data for 1,202 California facilities. Since data alone does not provide the full picture, CLTTC provides resources to individuals and caregivers on how to use the website, how to understand their needs, how to use data to complement the decision-making process and guidance on how to assess nursing homes in person using a Site Visit Checklist. Beginning in 2023, Californians will get easy access to data on over 19,000 long term care services and facilities in California, thanks to a $1 million grant from the California Department of Aging for the expansion of the Cal Long Term Care Compare website.

Cal Healthcare Compare is a non-profit, health plan funded organization managed by a multi-stakeholder Board of Directors, with representatives from hospitals, nursing home advocates, purchasers, health plans, and consumer groups. We firmly believe that by making this information publicly available, we will improve the health care system.

Cal Healthcare Compare translates data from trusted sources, such as CMS Care Compare and California Department of Health Care Access and Information, into an understandable and usable format that can help guide important choices about hospitals and nursing homes. Because Cal Healthcare Compare is a not-for-profit, non-commercial entity, individuals and caregivers can be assured that the information is objective and unbiased. To produce the information on our websites, we partner with these respected entities: