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DC Health Link “Care-A-Van” to Roll into a Neighborhood Near You

Monday, October 31, 2016
2017 Health Insurance Marketplace Opens for Business Nov. 1

Contact: Adam Hudson (202) 527-5622; adam.hudson@dc.gov
Linda Wharton Boyd: (202) 351-9777; linda.wharton-boyd@dc.gov

WHAT/WHO:

DC Health Link is hitting the road and taking to the streets of the District on Tuesday, November 1st, with heath “care-a-vans” to meet residents and ring in the start of Open Enrollment season. Certified and trained Assisters will be staffing multiple mobile units with information about DC Health Link, FREE one-on-one enrollment support, financial assistance for reduced monthly premium payments, and Medicaid eligibility. They will also answer questions and offer application assistance.

DC Health Link, which has cut the District’s uninsured rate in half since opening for business in 2013, is redoubling its efforts to ensure more residents have quality, affordable health coverage by targeting areas of DC with higher uninsured rates and focusing outreach toward Millennials, Latinos, and African-Americans.

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 9 am - 4 pm

Location #1, 9 am – 12 pm
DC DOES (Dept. of Employment Services), 4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE
Ceremonial bell ringing to celebrate opening of DC’s marketplace
(Three mobile units will be available for enrollment assistance)

Location #2, 10 am – 12 pm
Anacostia Metro Station, 1101 Howard Road, SE
(Three mobile units will be available for enrollment assistance)

Location #3, 10 am – 12 pm
Congress Heights Metro Station, 1290 Alabama Avenue SE
(Two mobile units will be available for enrollment assistance)

Location #4, 1 pm – 2 pm
Brentwood Shopping Center
(One mobile unit will be available for enrollment assistance)

Location #5, 1 pm – 2 pm
Eastern Market, 225 7th Street SE
(One mobile unit will be available for enrollment assistance)

Location #6, 3 pm – 4 pm
(One mobile unit will be available for enrollment assistance)

District residents will also be able to receive enrollment assistance at enrollment centers throughout the city.

DC Health Link Enrollment Centers Tuesday, Nov. 1
Hours of Operation
Whitman-Walker Health
(Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center)
1701 14th Street, NW
8 am – 7 pm
Mary’s Center
3912 Georgia Avenue, NW
8 am – 4:30 pm
La Clinica del Pueblo
2831 15th Street, NW
9 am – 5 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
901 G Street, NW
1 pm – 4 pm
Unity Health Care
(Anacostia Health Center)
1500 Galen Street, SE
10 am – 5 pm
Unity Health Care
(Minnesota Ave Health Center)
3924 Minnesota Ave, NE
8:15 am – 4:45 pm
Unity Health Care
(Walker Jones Health Center)
40 Patterson Street, NE
8:15 am – 4:45 pm
Unity Health Care
(Upper Cardozo Health Center)
3020 14th Street, NW
8:30 am – 5 pm
Community of Hope
(Conway Health Resource Center)
4 Atlantic Street, SW
9 am – 4 pm
Community of Hope
(Family Health Birth Center)
801 17th Street, NE
9 am – 4 pm

DC Health Link Call Center - 855-532-LINK (5465)

November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017 Hours
Monday - Friday 8 am – 8 pm
Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm

BACKGROUND:

The Affordable Care Act provides individuals, families, and small businesses in the District of Columbia with affordable options for quality health insurance. DC Health Link is the District’s online health insurance marketplace which allows visitors to shop, compare, and enroll in coverage that fits their needs and budgets.

Open Enrollment for individuals and families begins November 1, 2016 and ends January 31, 2017. There are 20 private health insurance options (including 2 catastrophic plans) from CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente for individuals and families. Eligible District residents can enroll in a health insurance plan online through DCHealthLink.com or by calling (855) 532-LINK [5465]. Eligible residents who enroll on or before December 15, 2016 will have their benefits effective January 1, 2017. After that date, plan selections made by the 15th of each month during Open Enrollment will be effective on the first day of the following month. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.