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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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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 or by calling 1-800-300-1506.
  • You may qualify for premium assistance or for low-cost Medi-Cal.
  • The open enrollment period for 2016 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>>


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

03. 09. 2016
​Now available for the first time: Cost ratings for medical groups! Read the press release... View the updated Medical Group Report Card by county...
03. 09. 2016
​New Medical Group - Medicare Report Card added! Find quality ratings for Medicare Advantage medical groups...
01. 13. 2016
​OPA Director Elizabeth Abbott has been reappointed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a consumer liaison representative for 2016. View the NAIC press release...
11. 18. 2015
OPA's Medical Group Report Card helped California earn the top grade from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute for transparency of physician quality information. View the HCI3 press release... View the report (PDF)...

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