Our History

Prospect Medical Systems originated from the needs of Prospect Medical Group physicians. In 1985, a small group of physicians in north Orange County who shared a passion for delivering quality healthcare founded Prospect Medical Group. What was true 30 years ago remains just as true today: Prospect places an emphasis on delivering exceptional medical care, helps members get maximum value from their insurance coverage and offers exclusive services to its members.

Prospect Medical Systems was founded in 1996 to provide support services for Prospect Medical Group’s physicians. Prospect Medical Systems develops, implements and manages a full range of support services that focus on simplifying the relationship between healthcare professionals and patients. Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.—Prospect Medical Systems’ parent company—was also formed in 1996. Thus began the process of strategically acquiring select, distinguished medical groups in Southern California and fulfilling the goal of becoming one of the largest physician networks and integrated healthcare systems.

Today, our system has grown to include nearly 9,000 physicians and approximately 260,000 members.

Prospect Medical Systems currently manages 20 IPAs and networks (of which 16 are owned by us) in three states. There are 18 in California, and one each in Texas and Rhode Island. These numbers are expected to grow significantly in the near future as we continue to partner with entities in various states and markets that believe in our patient and healthcare philosophy.