Visalia, CA – Family HealthCare Network (FHCN)’s team of Covered California (Covered CA) Certified Enrollment Counselors are preparing for the 2018 Covered California renewal and open enrollment period. This year, Covered CA has designated two separate dates for its renewalCoveredCalifornia_TM and open enrollment periods. The renewal period is from October 11, 2017 through December 15, 2017 for individuals who enrolled in the exchange last year, and the open enrollment period for new enrollees begins November 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.

“Two-thousand seventeen marks FHCN’s fourth year of providing enrollment assistance to our patients and community members, and we look forward to continuing this tradition of being a resource in the communities we serve,” stated Kerry Hydash, President & CEO. The renewal period is a time when individuals and families already enrolled in the exchange should review changes in their address, income, family size, and coverage options as rates and coverage change annually. “Education and assistance is still needed to help community members navigate through the coverage process,” added Hydash.

Certified Enrollment Counselors are available at each of FHCN’s 19 health centers throughout Tulare and Kings Counties and at FHCN’s Resource Center located at 323 W. Putnam Avenue in Porterville. Enrollment counselors will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. For more information on renewals or new coverage options, please call the FHCN enrollment line at (559) 741-4366 or visit any FHCN health center to speak to a Certified Enrollment Counselor.

About Family HealthCare Network:

Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit organization that operates 23 sites, 19 of which are federally qualified health centers located throughout Tulare and Kings Counties. Our mission is to provide quality health care to everyone in the communities we serve. With just under 200 clinical providers in our network, we provide access to a wide range of coordinated health services, including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, adult and children’s dentistry, pharmacy, internal medicine, behavioral health, nutritional counseling, health education, case management, community health and outreach, and eligibility assistance. An array of specialty services such as optometry, chiropractic care, podiatry, perinatology, endocrinology and general surgery complement our full list of services offered. Family HealthCare Network also offers free transportation and extended evening and weekend hours. Family HealthCare Network is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is dually recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval® for Patient Quality and Safety and as a Patient Centered Primary Medical Home.
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