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California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC)

The Most Informative website for Californians
on Health Care Coverage--great tools and
resources and Consumer Complaints Hotline
Mailing Address:
Department of Managed Health Care
California Help Center

980 9th Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95814-2725
Telephone 1-888-466-2219 (multi-language)
FAX: 916-255-5241
TDD: 1-877-688-9891
http://www.dmhc.ca.gov/

Foundation For Health Coverage Information
Simple public and private health insurance
eligibility information in order to help more
people access coverage, including the uninsured
and the under-insured from this non-profit public
advocacy and education site.
http://www.coverageforall.org

California Department of Insurance (CDI)
Information on health insurance plans in
California (CDI licenses and regulates some non-HMO
health and disability insurance and most Medigap plans.)
1-800-927-4357 (many languages)
1-800-482-4833 (TTY)
www.insurance.ca.gov (Spanish)

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Covered California Insurance Exchange

(Obamacare for California)

Subsidized healthcare insurance for

qualified Californians.

Note: Monthly premiums may be low and

subsidized, but first-dollar coverage annual deductible

may have as high as a $5000 deductible for an individual.

Preventive Services such as an annual physical exam and

disease screening tests may have no deductible.

Compare different carriers and plans carefully.

1-800-300-1506 or go to website below for online chat

http://www.coveredca.com/ 
 


HICAP (California Health Insurance
Counseling and Advocacy Program)
Free information, counseling, and advocacy
for people who have or will soon have
Medicare

1-800-434-0222 (many languages)
http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/about/HICAP.html

 
Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping
Health Insurance in California

Information on insurance, including low-cost
health care
http://www.healthinsuranceinfo.net


eHealth Insurance     Note:  a private for-profit company!
Private company has tools and advertisers to
compare health insurance plans and costs
1-800-977-8860 (Spanish)
www.ehealthinsurance.com


Health Coverage Guide
Information on health insurance for small
businesses, including cost estimates, tax
savings and legal rights
www.healthcoverageguide.org

 
Internal Revenue Service
Form 969, for information on Health Savings
Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts
1-888-829-1040 (many languages)
1-829-4059 (TTY)
www.irs.gov (Spanish)

 

MRMIP (California Major Risk Medical
Insurance Program)
California's insurance program for people
with serious health problems who have
difficulty buying individual health insurance
because of their medical history
1-800-289-6574 (many languages)
1-800-735-2929 (TTY)
www.mrmib.ca.gov

 
Possibly the most important website on this self-help list: 

National Association of Health Underwriters
Links to the "Men In Black" MIB Healthcare Records Database
that includes most of your lifetime  personal health claim history
which is made available to health, auto, life, etc. insurers.
Your information on the NAHU database be reviewed and corrected for $8.00 per year.
Consumer Information
(202) 552-5060

email for more information to   info@nahu.org

  
AIM Program (Access for Infants and Mothers)
Low-cost health insurance for low-income and
middle-income pregnant women and their
newborns  1-800-433-2611 (many languages)
http://www.aim.ca.gov (Spanish)

 
California Children's Services (CCS)
A statewide program that treats children with
Certain disabilities and health problems
http://www.dhs.ca.gov/pcfh/cms/ccs/

 
County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
Health care for low-income adults in 34
California counties
http://www.cmspcounties.org

 
Health Consumer
Fact sheets on low-cost health care, in many
languages
www.healthconsumer.org (many languages)

 
Healthy Families
State program with low-cost health and
dental insurance for children in low-income families
1-800-880-5305 (many languages)
www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov (Spanish)

 
Medi-Cal
State and federal program with health care for
people who qualify because of low or no
incomes and/or costly disabilities
1-800-541-5555 (Spanish)
1-916-636-1980 (many languages)
1-866-784-2595 (TTY)
http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov
 

Medi-Cal Fair Hearing
File an appeal if your health plan denies you
the services you need 

1-800-952-5253 (Spanish)

 
Medi-Cal Managed Care Ombudsman
Help if you have a problem you cannot solve
with your health plan
1-888-452-8609 (many languages)

 
Medi-Cal Mental Health Care Ombudsman
Help with Medi-Cal mental health care
services 1-800-896-4042 (many languages)

 
                                                    CATEGORY:  Medications At Low-Cost or No Cost


Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Help for patients who do not have
prescription drug coverage 1-888-477-2669
http://www.pparx.org/about.php (Spanish)

 


Co-Pay ReliefTM  Prescription Drug Payment Assistance
Financial assistance with prescription drug
co-payments for patients with certain
diseases and illnesses.
1-800-532-5274 (Spanish)
www.copays.org

 

 RX Help for CA prescription Drug Payment Assistance
Help for patients who do not have
prescription drug coverage

1-877-777-7815

 

Destination Rx         

Private website with
advertisers to help you to compare drug
costs in your zip code by entering monthly
dosage to get a fare comparison of your local
retail pharmacies. Prices can differ by 300%!
http://http://www.drx.com/

http://www.rxhelpforca.org

 

       CATEGORY:  Keeping Your Health Insurance (Federal COBRA, Cal-COBRA, HIPAA)

These are laws that allow you to keep your
health insurance if you lose your job or your
hours are reduced.


 U.S. Department of Labor COBRA
Information on the Federal COBRA program
to help you keep group health insurance if
you lose your job or your hours are cut
1-866-444-3272 (Spanish, Chinese) 1-877-889-5627
www.dol.gov/dol/topic/healthplans/cobra.htm (Spanish)

 

California Office of the Patient Advocate
Information for Cal-COBRA free advocacy, including
employees of small businesses. an agency of last resort
http://www.opa.ca.gov/english/about/consumer_information/

www.COBRA_financial_assistance.aspx
1-866-466-8900
TTY 1-866-499-0858
980 9th Street, Suite 500
Sacramento , CA 95814
(916) 324-6407  

 
U.S. Department of Labor HIPAA
Information on your Federal HIPAA rights to
buy or keep
health insurance
1-866-444-3272 (Spanish, Chinese)
1-877-889-5627 (TTY)
www.dol.gov/dol/topic/healthplans/portability.htm (Spanish)

 

                                                          CATEGORY:  Disabilities


Californians for Disability Rights
Member organization representing people
with disabilities  (Click on "Chapters" to see
resources in your area.)
www.disabilityrights-cdr.org

 

Disability Rights Legal Center
Legal aid and referrals for people with
disabilities, including a Cancer Legal
Resource Center, a Learning
Rights Project, and other resources
www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org
 

Family Voices
Health care advocacy for children with
disabilities 1-888-835-5669
www.familyvoices.org (Spanish)
1-866-226-1819 (TTY)

 

                                                          CATEGORY: Aging/Medicare


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services,
7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore MD
21244 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
(many languages)
http://www.medicare.gov/default.asp

 


HICAP (California Health Insurance
Counseling and Advocacy Program)
Free information, counseling, and advocacy
for people who have or will soon have
Medicare
1-800-434-0222 (many languages)
www.cahealthadvocates.org

 


California's HMO Guide for Seniors
Information on HMOs for Medicare
members1-800-466-8900 (Spanish, Chinese)
1-866-499-0858 (TDD) www.opa.ca.gov

 

California Registry
Information on hospice and long-term care
1-800-777-7575
www.calregistry.com

 

Alamar Healthcare, Inc. 
Private Internal Medicine/Geriatrics Practice
in Camarillo, California maintains self-help
links including most articles and forms
provided in this guide.  Also includes articles
on specific diseases and treatments from
government and university websites.

If you are not currently on the Alamar Healthcare
website, go to http://www.alamarhealth.com Self-help page
 
 
                                           CATEGORY: Mental Health


California Department of
Developmental Services
California agency that provides services and
support to people.
http://www.dds.cahwnet.gov/
 


California Department of Mental Health
California's public mental health system with
services and information available to adults
and children.
1-800-896-4042
1-800-896-2512 (TTY)
www.dmh.ca.gov
 


California Office of Patients' Rights
Advocacy for patients hospitalized with
mental illness 

1-916-575-1610


California Office of Privacy Protection
A Consumer Guide to Health Information
Privacy in California.
1-866-785-9663  916-323-7299 (Fax)
www.privacy.ca.gov

 

Center for Mental Health Services
Provides information about mental health.
1-800-789-2647

 

Early Start
A state program for infants and toddlers
who have or are at risk for developmental
delay or disability. 1-800-515-BABY
www.dds.ca.gov/earlystart

 


Medi-Cal Mental Heath Care Ombudsman
Information and help with Medi-Cal mental
health care services, advocacy agency of last resort
1-800-896-4042 (Spanish)
1-800-896-2512 (TTY)
 www.dmh.cahwnet.gov/Ombudsman Services/default.asp
(Spanish)

 

                                CATEGORY:  Diseases and Treatments

General Information
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention
Information on immunizations, preventing
diseases, health disasters, and other issues
1-800-232-4636 (Spanish)
1-888-232-6548 (TTY)
www.cdc.gov (Spanish)

 

Clinical Trials
Information on experimental clinical trials of
medical treatments, procedures, and medication trials
www.clinicaltrials.gov

 

 
Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations
Information on health care standards;
accepts reports of hospital abuse or substandard
hospital conditions
www.jcaho.org

 

 
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
Easy-to-understand information on health
topics
www.mayoclinic.org

 


Medline Plus
Information on many health , top librarian choice for disease
and treatment research and searches
www.medlineplus.org (Spanish)

 


National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline
Información sobre el embarazo, parto, y el
 cuidado de los infants.
Information about pregnancy, birth, and child
care
1-800-504-7081 (Spanish)
www.hispanichealth.org (Spanish)

 


National Immunization Hotline
A guide to vaccines for children and adults
1-800-232-2522 (Spanish)
1-888-232-6348 (TTY)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines (Spanish)

 

National Institute of Health
Government agency with information on
Many health issues, including new treatments
for diseases. 

www.nih.gov

 

National Library of Medicine
Prescription drug information; directories of
physicians, hospitals, and other medical providers
www.medlineplus.gov (Spanish)

 

Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient assistance programs which ensure
access to health care services, maintenance
of employment and preservation of financial
stability
www.patientadvocate.org
1-800-532-5274 (Spanish)

 

                                                                       CATEGORY:  General References

Medical Board of California
Licenses and takes complaints on medical
doctors and certain other providers; online
check of licenses and citations
1-800-633-2322
1-916-263-0935 (TTY)
www.medbd.ca.gov

 

California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative
Health, benefits and rights information for
Immigrants 1-916-448-6762 (Spanish)
www.caimmigrant.org

 

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Advocacy for health care for people from all
cultural and linguistic groups. 

www.cpehn.org

 

Su Familia
Information and referrals in Spanish to local
health clinics  1-866-783-2645 (Spanish)
www.hispanichealth.org (Spanish)
 

A. M. Best Company
How Financially Healthy Is Your
Health Insurance Carrier? Know before you
enroll in their insurance plans.
http://www3.ambest.com/lh/morepr.asp

 

 

CATEGORY:  Choosing and Comparing Health Insurance

CONTACT INFORMATION:

58 West Loop Drive

Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 484-0055  


CLINIC HOURS:

Mon-Fri  8:30 am-5:30 pm

Lunch closure 12:30-1:30 pm


APPOINTMENTS:

New and follow-up appointments can be
made during normal business hours. 
When you have a need for urgent care, please indicate that with our staff or with the answering service.  Our urgent care appointment may enable you to receive care more quickly for non life-threatening conditions and, generally, less expensively than Emergency Room care.


INSURANCE:

We accept most major

insurances and Traditional

(Original) Medicare.


SERVICES: 

Internal Medicine for Adults of All Ages and Geriatric Medicine

FREE SELF-HELP RESOURCES -- HEALTHCARE INSURANCE INFORMATION, HEALTH INSURANCE CONSUMER RIGHTS, AND UNINSURED PATIENT INFORMATION  WITH EMPHASIS ON CALIFORNIA AS WELL AS U.S. AGENCIES


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