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.
  • 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>>


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

07. 01. 2014
OPA has a refocused statutory charge. Learn more...
05. 22. 2014
OPA has a new web page on Financial Assistance for Hospital Bills
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)

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Health Plan Problems?

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

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