Insurance Enrollment

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
323.329.9926 or aescobar@apla.org

Jennifer Miranda at the Gleicher/Chen Health Center in Baldwin Hills
323.329.9912 or jmiranda@apla.org

Davon Crenshaw at the Long Beach Health Center
562.247.7752 or dcrenshaw@apla.org

If you are living with HIV, you can access benefits help at
The David Geffen Center in Mid-City
213.201.1615

Help is available in English and Spanish.

Covered California Frequently Asked Questions

For People Living with HIV and Hepatitis C and People Considering PrEP

Covered California and Medi-Cal

Looking for affordable health insurance? You can shop and compare private health insurance plans through Covered California during open enrollment periods, which are typically at the end of a calendar year. This year, open enrollment runs from November 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018. 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.