The Office of the Patient Advocate helps consumers understand their rights, learn how to get health insurance and choose quality care.

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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.
  • Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014. Be insured before this deadline to avoid a tax penalty.
  • You may qualify for premium assistance or for low-cost Medi-Cal.

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

02. 26. 2014
01. 28. 2014
The 2014 Edition of OPA's Health Care Quality Report Cards is now available! The Report Cards have quality scores for health plans and over 200 medical groups. View the press release... (Spanish) (Chinese)
11. 07. 2013
Health Care Quality Report Cards webinar presentation now available
09. 30. 2013
8 New Fact Sheets on health care change in California and patient rights. Download and print these useful Fact Sheets, which are available in several languages.

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Health Plan Problems?

For HMOs  888-466-2219
For PPOs   800-927-4357

Not sure?  866-466-8900

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