The Office of the Patient Advocate coordinates, provides assistance to and collects data from state health care consumer assistance call centers.

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  • Find ratings of health plans and medical groups in OPA's Health Care Quality Report Cards.
  • Use OPA's Wizard to get quick links to the consumer assistance call centers and other information that can help you.
Learn more about OPA... 

Uninsured

What you should know

Most Americans must now have health insurance. If you need insurance, you can buy a new plan through Covered California.

  • Apply online through www.coveredca.com or by calling 1-800-300-1506.
  • You may qualify for premium assistance or for low-cost Medi-Cal.
  • Even though open enrollment has ended, you can still apply if you had a big life change or lost your insurance.
  • You also can apply for Medi-Cal anytime.

Learn more about your options for health insurance and services>>

Insured

Are you getting the best possible care?

If you have health coverage, it is important that you know how to use your benefits to get the right care at the right time.
Learn more >>

What's New

10. 23. 2014
New Funding Opportunity: Interested parties can review the Public Reporting on Health Care Quality RFP (14-H01) at bidsync.com.
10. 15. 2014
The 2014-15 Edition of the Health Care Quality Report Cards is now online! View the press release (also in Spanish) and highlights. Explore the new Report Cards...
09. 11. 2014
Webinar: Health Care Quality Report Cards - 2014-15 Edition. View the stakeholder briefing presentation PDF or watch the webinar recording (click "Use Java" if you don't want to install WebEx).
09. 08. 2014
New Patient Advocate: OPA welcomes Elizabeth Abbott as its new Director! 
07. 01. 2014
OPA has a refocused statutory charge. Learn more...

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For PPOs   800-927-4357

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