Central Valley

New Name, Improved Care

First Choice Medical Group is now Meritage Medical Network, Central Valley in Fresno and Madera counties.

On April 1, 2022, First Choice Medical Group (FCMG) became Meritage Medical Network, Central Valley. You may recognize the name: Meritage Medical Network has been operating FCMG since last year and we hope your experience has been positive.

We are extending our 40+ years of experience and commitment to local, quality, patient focused care from our NorCal region down to the Central Valley. 

In the coming months, Meritage will be bringing new programs to our Central Valley patients in partnership with our parent organization, Babylon. These programs include a 24/7 access to virtual (or telemedicine) visits with a Babylon’s California physicians, a comprehensive Diabetes management program, and a behavioral health program integrated with primary care.

To get help, simply contact our Member Services Department from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday at 833-446-1758, or you can call our toll-free number at (800) 874-0840 TTY: (415) 884-1801. We will accept your collect telephone call if you do not have access to telephone service.

What Makes Us Different

Medicare Members

Whether you’re about to turn 65 or approaching retirement, understanding Medicare, a federal health insurance plan, will help you make important decisions on the kinds of health coverage that best fit your needs.

Getting Started



As a patient in the Central Valley, you have access to our network of leading primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals as well as highly-trained care managers, nurses and social workers.

Patient Resources


As a physician, you have incredible demands on your time. And you’re frequently asked to take on more administrative tasks. That’s why we take care of your admin burden, so you can focus your energy on patient care.

Physician Resources

Health Plans

We accept the following Medicare and Medi-Cal Health plans in the Central Valley.