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Apr 26

Covered California extends application deadline to June 30

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 4:57 pm by Clay Curtin

San Mateo County's stay-at-home order has impacted our community and our loved ones. If you do not have a source of personal health care coverage or have recently lost your employer-sponsored health care coverage, there are many options you can explore. It is important that health care is accessible and available to those in need. Some helpful programs include Covered California, Medi-Cal and San Mateo County's general health services. 

Covered California is the state's health insurance marketplace, where Californian's can go to shop for health plans and access financial assistance if they qualify. Due to COVID-19, Covered California has made it so that you can apply for health insurance through June 30, 2020, if you are uninsured and eligible. People who sign up through Covered California will have access to private health insurance plans with monthly premiums. You can call 1-800-300-1506 to learn more.

Low- or moderate-income Californians may be able to get coverage through Covered California with financial help that lowers their premium costs. Your coverage start date depends on your qualifying life event and coverage will start on the first day of the month following enrollment, so that you won’t have a gap in coverage. Please call 1-800-300-1506 for more information. 

Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for low-income California residents. Most people with Medi-Cal pay no premium or co-payments and you can apply at any time. If you are found to be eligible, your coverage begins immediately, effective back to the first day of the month in which your application was submitted. You can apply online or through the County of San Mateo Human Services Agency. Please call 1-800-223-8383 toll free or visit their website at

San Mateo County Health also administers public health programs and provides clinical and supportive services to all county residents. For more information, please visit the San Mateo County Health website or call 650-573-2222.
If you or someone you know needs other additional health resources, please visit