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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.
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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.
  • The open enrollment period for 2017 health coverage has ended.
  • You can apply at any time of the year 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.
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What's New

08. 11. 2017
2017-18 Report Card Preview Webinar Presentation on the upcoming changes to the 2017-18 Report Card. Webinar Slides (PDF)
01. 26. 2017
​New Medicare ratings! The 2016-17 Medical Group - Medicare Report Card was just released. Search by county or group name to see the ratings. View the announcement (PDF).
01. 05. 2017
​Health Care Complaint Data Report just released! OPA's Annual Complaint Data Report to the Legislature is now available. View the Complaint Data Report for Measurement Year 2015 (PDF).

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