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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Public Health Department Announces Open Enrollment Opportunities to Learn What Health Care Coverage Can Do

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is continuing its campaign to increase
enrollment in affordable health insurance with opportunities designed to enroll people into health
care coverage. Certified Application Counselors will be available to assist with Medi-Cal and
Covered California health plan enrollment and renewals throughout the November 1, 2015 –
January 31, 2016 Open Enrollment period.
“I am thrilled to kick-off another exciting open enrollment period. We encourage enrollment into
health care coverage and want to make it as easy as possible for people to enroll in Covered
California,” said Public Health Director, Takashi Wada, MD.
The Public Health Department has made it simple to apply. In addition to the scheduled events
listed, community members may set an appointment Monday through Friday and bring essential
documentation related to residency and income. Individuals do not have to be a Public Health
patient and all assistance is provided free of charge and is available in English and Spanish. To
learn more, residents are encouraged to contact their local Health Care Center.
Since January 2014, the Public Health Department has assisted more than 12,000 people and
successfully enrolled over 6,000 into Medi-Cal or Covered California. With the new Open
Enrollment period starting November 1, the department is expanding on this momentum through
its county-wide outreach campaign.
WHERE WHEN
Lompoc Health Care Center (805) 737-6400 November 14, 2015
301 N. “R” Street, Lompoc, CA 93436 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Carpinteria Health Care Center (805) 560-1050 December 5, 2015
931 Walnut Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Santa Maria Health Care Center(805) 346-7230 December 12, 2015
2115 S. Centerpointe Pkwy, Santa Maria, CA 93455 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Franklin Health Care Center (805) 568-2099 January 9, 2016
1136 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Santa Barbara Health Care Center (805) 681-5488 January 23, 2016
345 Camino Del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
For more information on the events please contact the Benefits and Referral Center at 805-681-5393

Contact

Ellen Willis-Conger
Public Information Officer
(805) 681-5446
Ellen.willis-conger@sbcphd.org

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