Covered California and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) joined together to make sure that those losing employment would have a ready path to coverage — whether through Medi-Cal or the plans offered through Covered California. Effective Friday, March 20, Covered California opened the health insurance exchange to any eligible uninsured individuals who need health care coverage amid the COVID-19 national emergency. Anyone who meets Covered California’s eligibility requirements, which are similar to those in place during the annual open-enrollment period, can sign up for coverage through June 30. For more information on how to apply visit their website here.
California Department of Social Services
To apply for benefits that enhance your food budget and nutrition for low-income individuals and families, you can contact the California Department of Social Services.
California Department of Health Care Services
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken: California Department of Health Care Services.
For the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visit here.