Accessing Health Care Resources

 

Where can I find quality, affordable health insurance?

The Health Coverage Unit helps families and adults who live in San Mateo County apply for free and low-cost health coverage programs. 
www.smcchi.org

 

Covered California is the state of California's new, easy-to-use marketplace where Californians can shop and compare high-quality health insurance policies- including Medi-Cal- and may be eligible for premium assistance. 
www.coveredca.com


Where do I go if I have a problem with my health plan?

Information from the Department of Managed Health Care about what to do if you have a problem with your health plan.
www.dmhc.ca.gov/dmhc_consumer/pc/pc_default.aspx


Where can I find information about my Medi-Cal Share of Cost?

Read Legal Aid's Guide, "Understanding Your Share of Cost."

Read Legal Aid's Guide, "Is Your Share of Cost Calculated Correctly?"

Read Legal Aid's Guide, "250% Working Disabled Program"


Other Resources

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. CANHR provides guidance with special needs trusts, Medi-Cal eligibility and estate recovery when someone is in a skilled nursing facility, and more. Referrals are available for representation on these issues but there is a charge for these services. 
 

The Health Consumer Alliance website which contains information about health care coverage and services, including consumer brochures on a wide range of topics in 14 different languages. 
www.healthconsumer.org