Health Enrollment Opens for Undocumented Residents in Sacramento County

Historic Healthy Partners Program Begins Taking Clients

22 Jan, 2016, 11:07 ET from Healthy Partners Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The beginning of the new year marks the opening of the Healthy Partners Program, Sacramento County's health coverage program for undocumented residents. Created through the advocacy of a coalition of community organizations in Building Healthy Communities collaborative, and championed by Supervisor Phil Serna, Healthy Partners will provide 3,000 undocumented Sacramentans with a health home and access to specialty care, prescriptions, and other basic services. 

"The greater Sacramento region is home to 80,000 undocumented residents. Too many Sacramentans lack access to doctors, medicine and basic medical care. Healthy Partners is an important step towards bringing health care to all of Sacramento." – Kim Williams, Hub Director

To qualify for the program, residents must:

  • Be 19 – 64 years of age
  • Sacramento County residents
  • Meet certain income requirements (income at or below 138% of the federal poverty level)
  • Have certain restricted scope Medi-Cal coverage or try applying for it (People that do not have health insurance and do not qualify for other healthcare programs)

Basic services will be free of charge though residents will have to pay for prescriptions. To apply for the program, residents can call the County Directly at: (916) 874-1805 / Monday – Friday. However, because the application can be complicated, advocates are encouraging residents to call an enrollment agency that can help guide residents through the process in the language they need. We encourage those seeking help applying to call Sacramento Covered: 916.414.8333. Their navigators have been trained in the new program and can provide help in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Russian.

Interviews for more information on the program are available in English and Spanish. Please contact Annie Fox: 916-740-9472.

Sacramento BHC is one of fourteen community improvement initiatives currently implemented throughout the State of California and serves approximately 90,000 Sacramento County residents. Our Sacramento collaborative brings together over 30 non-profit organizations in the South Sacramento area to empower residents, create systemic structural change, and build healthier neighborhoods.

Contact: Annie Fox, annie@sacact.org  (916) 740-9472

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160121/324923 

 

SOURCE Healthy Partners Program