Why Have Health Insurance?

There are three great reasons to have health insurance: (1) to have access to health care when you need it; (2) to manage your health care costs; and (3) to obtain free preventive care like immunizations, screenings and some primary care visits.

What We Do

Redwood Community Health Coalition has a team of Certified Enrollment Counselors (CECs) who can assist you to enroll in or renew public (Medi-Cal) or private (Covered California) health insurance.  Our CECs are trained to explain the health insurance selection and enrollment process; to assist you in completing forms and providing required documentation; and to assist you in identifying health care and provider networks. Counselors can also assist you with Medi-Cal and Covered California health coverage renewals. Services are confidential and provided at no cost.  Assistance is available in Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo Counties.

If you lost your health insurance coverage because you lost your job, you are eligible for Special Enrollment.

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 immediately, anyone uninsured and eligible to enroll in health care coverage through Covered California can sign up through the end of June 2020.
  • The California Department of Health Care Services announces new steps to help those eligible for Medi-Cal sign up easily and get immediate coverage.
  • All medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19 are free of charge, and all health plans available through Medi-Cal and Covered California offer telehealth options.
  • These actions build on increased state subsidies and the implementation of a state penalty, both of which took effect in January 2020. Source: Covered California.

Before you choose COBRA, talk with one of our Certified Enrollment Counselors who can help you, at no cost, explore your health insurance options.  For health insurance enrollment or renewal assistance please contact a Certified Enrollment Counselor. Click here for contact information.

You have 60 days from the date on which the qualifying life event happens to enroll in a Covered California health insurance plan or change your existing plan. If 60 days pass and you do not sign up for health coverage, you will have to wait until the next open-enrollment period.

Redwood Community Health Coalition has certified enrollment counselors who can assist you with understanding the special enrollment process. Counselors offer confidential assistance at no cost.

Covered California


Redwood Community Health Coalition’s Navigator Program is funded by Covered California. “Covered California”, “California Health Benefit Exchange” and the Covered California Logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Covered California in the United States.

This web site is owned and maintained by RCHC which is solely responsible for its content.  This site is not maintained by or affiliated with Covered California, and Covered California bears no responsibility for its content.  The email addresses and telephone numbers that appear throughout this site belong to RCHC and cannot be used to contact Covered California.