ChapCare Helps Expand Access to Health Insurance During the Covered California Open Enrollment Period

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 7:45 pm

The 2015-16 Covered California open enrollment period recently came to a close.

During this year’s open enrollment period, ChapCare enrolled almost 500 residents of the San Gabriel Valley into health insurance; of which, approximately 47% enrolled into a Covered California qualified health plan, and 53% obtained coverage through Medi-Cal.

ChapCare also helped over 130 people renew their coverage.

ChapCare will continue to enroll people into health insurance to increase access to coverage in the San Gabriel Valley.

If you do not have health insurance it is still not too late to enroll. Individuals who qualify can enroll in Medi-Cal or the County’s My Health LA Program year-round.

For Covered California, some individuals may qualify to enroll during the Special Enrollment period as a result of losing their job, getting divorced or married, having/adopting a baby, gaining citizenship, turning 26 years old, or losing their health coverage.

ChapCare’s knowledgeable Certified Enrollment Counselors (CEC’s) can help you determine if you are eligible, provide education on your coverage options, and help you enroll in a plan of your choice.

“Having low or no-cost health insurance is the first stop on the path to better health,” said Margaret B. Martinez MPH, ChapCare’s CEO.

“Individuals with health insurance can now access free preventive screenings, and an annual wellness exam, among other benefits they previously were not able to access.”

ChapCare offers health insurance screening and enrollment services at three locations:

Lime Health Center – 513 E. Lime Avenue, Suite 102, Monrovia, CA 91016, Tuesday and Thursday, from 8am – 5pm, (626) 486-9729

Del Mar Health Center – 3160 E. Del Mar Boulevard, Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91107, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am – 5pm, (626) 486-9729

El Monte Enrollment Shop – 11635 Valley Boulevard, Suite D, El Monte, CA 91732, Monday – Friday from 10am – 7pm, (626) 486-9696
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted at all enrollment locations.

If you already have health insurance you can schedule an appointment for primary healthcare services at one of our seven health center locations by calling (626) 398-6300.

About ChapCare

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) was founded in 1995 by a group of community residents, city officials, and health care agencies to establish primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents in the Pasadena area.

ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. Today, ChapCare is a network of HRSA-funded community health centers that provides healthcare services to countless insured, under-insured, and uninsured residents of the San Gabriel Valley.

ChapCare operates 4 health centers in Pasadena, 1 health center in Monrovia, and 2 health centers in El Monte/South El Monte.

ChapCare provides 64,000 primary healthcare visits annually to 15,000 patients. The organization has been recognized by Covered California as one of the leading enrollment entities in California, and is currently funded to provide enrollment services through Covered California’s Navigator grant program.

For more information on ChapCare and its services please visit our website at

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