For questions, contact Senior Information & Assistance at 707-468-5132 (or 1-800-510-2020 within Lake and Mendocino Counties) or email us at IASpecialist@hotmail.com.
PO Box 989725, West Sacramento
Spanish speakers 800-300-0213
State-sponsored marketplace for Californians seeking health insurance. See www.coveredca.com for more info, or to apply online.
Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)
1304 Southpoint Blvd., 2nd Fl., Ste.280, Petaluma
800-434-0222 or 526-4108
Provides free and objective information and assistance in dealing with Medicare, HMOs, long-term care insurance, and other health insurance issues. Local appointments with a registered volunteer. Eligibility: Those who are new to Medicare, going onto Medicare for disability, or Medicare because of age 65. Call office for general information or to schedule a one-on-one appointment at a designated Lake or Mendocino County location. See www.senioradvocacyservices.org.
Medi-Cal and County Medical Services Program (CMSP) provide payment for medical costs to eligible individuals who meet income and resource standards. Payment for medical costs incurred may require a share-of-cost portion based
upon household income levels. All those
SSI are eligible. Others
must meet income, resource, and
other criteria standards. Information at California
See www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi- cal/eligibility/Pages/Medi- Cal_CovCA_FAQ.aspx. Apply online
15975 Anderson Ranch Pkwy., PO Box 9000, Lower Lake
800-628-5288 or 995-4200
764 S. Franklin St., PO Box 1306, Fort Bragg
877-327-1677 or 962-1000
737 S. State St., PO Box 839, Ukiah
877-327-1711 or 463-7700
221 S. Lenore Ave., Willits
800-771-2453 or 456-3740
Partnership HealthPlan of California
See www.medicare.gov for more info, or to apply online. Additional info at www.MyMedicareMatters.org, a consumer- oriented website designed to help people make informed choices, sponsored by the National Council on Aging.