Healthcare Assistance

Do you need health insurance?

Get updates about the Health Insurance Marketplace at the following websites:

Healthcare.gov

Cuidadodesalud.gov (Español)

Phone: (800) 318-2596

 

2-1-1 San Diego 

Komen Community Partner

Health Navigation Program: Breast Health Component – Provides callers with easy access to breast health resources and ensure qualified underinsured or uninsured women are educated about the importance of early detection and receive regular screenings and follow-up care. Click here for more information. 

Phone: 2-1-1

California Department of Insurance

Helping to provide different types of insurance to those in need. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (800) 927-HELP (4357)

 

CancerCare

Provides patients with grants for basic living needs including medications, home care, child care, and transportation.  Click here for more information.

Phone: (800) 813-HOPE (4673)

 

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

Offering health insurance co-payment assistance to breast cancer patients undergoing some types of treatment. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (866) 55- COPAY (866-552-6729)

 

County Medical Services

A program that funds medical care for uninsured indigent adult county residents. While not a health insurance program, CMS funds services through a network of community health centers, private physicians, and hospitals. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (800) 587-8118

 

Health Consumer Alliance

Helping low-income Californians with healthcare coverage and services they need. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (888)804-3536

 

Family Health Centers

Their mission is to provide caring, affordable, high-quality healthcare and supportive services to everyone with a special commitment to uninsured, low-income and medically underserved persons. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (619) 515-2300    

 

Linking A.R.M.S.™

Is a partnership between Susan G. Komen ® and CancerCare for those who are eligible, Linking A.R.M.S.™ provides financial assistance grants to women with breast cancer. These grants can be used for oral chemotherapy and hormonal therapy medications, pain and anti-nausea medication, medical equipment and lymphedema support and supplies.  Click here for more information. 

Phone: (877) GO-KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or (800) 813-HOPE (4673)

 

Medi-Cal

The state funded medical insurance program for residents under 21 years and over 65 years. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (916) 445-4171

 

Medicare

Health insurance program for people 65 years and older. People with disabilities under 65 may qualify. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (800) MEDICARE

 

Medicare

Provides health insurance for Californians unable to obtain coverage in the individual health insurance market because of their pre-existing conditions. Californians qualifying for the program participate in the cost of their coverage by paying premiums. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (800) 289-6574

 

NeedyMeds.com

Provides information on how to find help with the cost of medicine. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (800) 503-6897

 

Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation

A Patient Assistance Program for patients who have no third party insurance coverage for their medicine. Click here for more information.
        
Phone: (800) 245-5256

 

Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

Offers low-cost and free prescription drug programs for those with limited income. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (888) 4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669)

 

Patient Advocate Foundation

This program provides patients with arbitration, mediation, and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt and job retention related to their illness. Click here for more information.

Phone: (800) 532-5274

 

VA Medical Center

Provides high-quality healthcare to Veterans. Click here for more information. 

Phone: (858) 552-8585