Help With Insurance Coverage, Including Medi-Cal
Are you uninsured? If so, our enrollment specialists will assist you with finding the right health plan. If you currently have insurance, we can assist with changes to your existing plan and with any questions you may have about coverage.
Get in Touch
Please contact one of our Enrollment Specialists for assistance:
Alba Escobar at the Gleicher/Chen Health Center in Baldwin Hills
Kristina Davies at the Long Beach Health Center
If you are living with HIV, you can access benefits help at The David Geffen Center
Help is available in English and Spanish.
Covered California and Medi-Cal
Looking for affordable health insurance? You can compare and shop for private health insurance plans through Covered California during open enrollment periods, which are typically at the end of a calendar year. Open enrollment for 2017 has now ended. However, you may qualify for Medi-Cal, or we can assist you with other questions about finding health insurance.
If your income is less than 138% of the federal poverty (or $16,643 for an individual), you may be eligible for full health coverage through California’s Medi-Cal program. If you are eligible for Medi-Cal, you can enroll at any time during the year.
Whenever possible, you should talk with a certified enrollment counselor who understands your individual health care needs before enrolling in a new insurance plan. This is especially important if you are HIV-positive or if you are HIV-negative and considering pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as some plans may be more affordable than others.
If You Are Living With HIV
If you are living with HIV, you may be able to get help paying for your medications and health insurance premiums through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and the Office of AIDS Health Insurance Premium Payment (OA-HIPP) Program. To be eligible for ADAP and OA-HIPP, you must have a modified adjusted gross income that is less than 500% of the federal poverty level based on household size. Learn more about ADAP and OA-HIPP.
People living with HIV may need additional assistance in choosing a plan that is more affordable for things such as medications.