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Community Engagement and Outreach

The Ventura County Health Care Agency proudly supports local community efforts as an engagement opportunity to convey important health messaging such as nutrition, prevention efforts and health access education. Our dedicated outreach teams work in multiple community settings such as local schools, farms, faith based organizations and small/large community functions.

Professional Education
VCHCA also hosts professional symposiums for CME opportunities and many of our health providers are available to lecture on a variety of health topics. To learn more about outreach efforts and upcoming events, please contact: Adriana Gonzalez, VCHCA Community Outreach Manager Direct: (805) 339-1105 or Email: adriana.gonzalez@ventura.org

Health Coverage Notice

Covered CA Open Enrollment Extended through January 31st. !
(For coverage to take effect on January 1, 2017, enrollment was required by December 15, 2016)

It is important to take a look at your health plan during renewal because the plan options and rates in your area change each year, and you may qualify for a different amount of financial help, especially if things like your income, family size and address have changed during the year.

How to Renew with Covered California

In the first weeks of October 2016, you should have received an important renewal notice about your health coverage from Covered California. This notice provided available choices for 2017. If you take no action to actively renew or change plans, you will automatically be renewed, 30 days after the date on your renewal notice, into the same plan you had in 2016 if it is still available. During renewal and open enrollment, you had two options to renew your health plan through Covered California:

Option 1): To make changes to your coverage or switch health plans, use our Shop and Compare Tool to review the plans. Then either log on to your Covered California online account, contact a:

  • Certified Insurance Agent or Certified Enrollment Counselor
  • Call Covered California at (800) 300-1506 (TTY: [888] 889-4500) to make the change.
  • UnitedHealthcare will not offer health plans with Covered California in 2017. This means that if you currently have a UnitedHealthcare plan, you must select a new health plan for 2017.

Option 2): If you want to keep your same health plan and coverage and if you provided consent, Covered California will automatically check your information with federal government data sources and renew your coverage with the same health plan. You will be automatically renewed in the same health plan, if it is still available.

How to Renew with Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal renewals happen throughout the year, on the anniversary of the member’s enrollment in Medi-Cal. This means that a Medi-Cal renewal may or may not coincide with a Covered California renewal. If someone in your family has Medi-Cal, they will receive a Medi-Cal renewal form from the Human Services Agency. Complete this form and mail or fax it, along with any needed information the county requests, to the human services agency. You can also renew by visiting your county human services agency in person or by calling the phone number on the renewal notice.

We can assist you also! Please call (888) 472-4463 for an appointment for application assistance near you!

Community Health Fairs/Forums/Festivals and More!

Tues. September 12, 2017 from 10am-1pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
427 N. Oak Street, Santa Paula

Tues. September 12, 2017 from 5 – 7pm
OB Celebration @ VCMC
3291 Loma Vista Road (Cafeteria Auditorium), Ventura

Sat. September 16, 2017 Time TBA
Out of the Darkness Community Walks
Constitution Park, Camarillo

Tues. September 19, 2017 from 5 – 7pm
OB Celebration – Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. 10th Street (Library), Santa Paula

Wed. September 20, 2017 from 8am-12:30pm
Preventing Suicide Help & Hope Conference
Oxnard College
4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard

Fri. September 22, 2017 from 9am-1pm
EFPC - United We Stand to Prevent Falls, Fall Forum
Simi Valley Senior Center
3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley

Sat. September 23, 2017 from 9am-12pm
Free Men’s Day Celebration/Health Forum – Prostate Cancer
Bethel Church, 855 S. F Street, Oxnard

Sat. September 23, 2017 from 11am-4pm
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme - Day for Kids
1900 W. 5th Street, Oxnard

Tues. September 26, 2017 from 2-5pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
427 N. Oak Street, Santa Paula

Wed. September 27, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Start Smart at Family Medicine Residency & Specialty Care Center
3291 Loma Vista Rd, Building 340, Ventura

Sat. September 30, 2017 from 7:30am-1pm
9th Annual La Colonia Community 5K and Health Fair
Del Sol Park, 1800 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard


VCHCA - Community Resources and Partners in Care

Animal Services
(805) 388-4355

Behavioral Health - For Individuals in need of Mental Health Service or

Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis, please call:

Please call: Star Program: (866) 998-2243 Available 24/7 or (805) 981-4233
Adult Crisis Team: (877) 327-4747 or 911 (Request a CIT officer)

Mental Health First Aide (MHFA):
An 8-hour certification course to help participants better understand
mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies.
To register please call: Jeen Rha (805) 981-2220
E-mail: jeen.rha@ventura.org

Breast Feeding Education and Support
VCMC/SPH Encourages you to attend a breastfeeding class before entering the 34th week of pregnancy. For more details, please contact (805) 652-6090
Support Group Flyers: English / Spanish
Class Schedules: English / Spanish

Child Birthing Preparation Classes
Offered at no cost for patients of VCMC/SPH. For more details, please contact (805) 652-6090 or See Flyer - English / Spanish

Covered CA/Medi-Cal Enrollment
For an appointment please call: (805) 981-5212 or (866) 481-7674

Chronic Disease Prevention Programs - CDPP Events Calendar September 2017
For more information please call: (805) 981-6658

Healthy Living Program: See Flyer

Dental Hygiene Program at Oxnard College: Flyer

Injury Prevention (Car Seat, Helmet, Young Driver Safety & Fall Prevention)
Child Passenger Safety Seat Check Station
Car Seat and Injury Prevention presentation for parents

Start Smart February Flyer
Elena Gutierrez, Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator: 805-652-5904

EDD CalJOBS: February Flyer

OB Tours for Expectant Women/Families (OB Celebration)
VCMC - 2nd Tuesday of the month 805) 652-6090
Santa Paula Hospital - 3rd Tuesday of the month (805) 933-8620

Parenting Classes
Parent Project is a national program created by parents, for parents to help raise healthy & happy teens by changing destructive adolescent behavior.
To register please call (805) 276-7671

Safe Kids Ventura County
Safe Kids Ventura County is led by Ventura County Public Health Department, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

Stepping On - Strategies to Prevent Falling
Coming soon to VCMC/Santa Paula Hospital courtesy of VCAAA. This free workshop consists of 7 sessions of exercises & strategies, designed for adults 65 or older, who had a fall in the past year, fears falling, lives at home and does not have dementia. Contact: Dina Ontiveras, Fall Prevention Coordinator (805) 477-7343 or (805) 652-5904

Stress and Wellness Class: Flyer

Tobacco Education and Prevention
Cessation Classes Call It Quits / Call It Quits Spanish

Tattoo Removal Clinic
Orientation is provided for first time participants. Orientation will be at the Las Islas Women's Clinic: 2400 S. C Street, Oxnard (No appointment is necessary, Space is limited & 1st come-1st serve)
Next Clinic is scheduled: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 8:30 am - noon

Ventura Area Agency on Aging
Walk with Ease Classes Flyer
Stepping on Classes Flyer
Fillmore Flyer / Ojai Flyer / Ventura Flyer

Watershed Protection - Garden Friendly Seminars and Workshops (free)
Meiners Oaks Flyer / Oak Park Flyer

Wellness Center of Ventura
A center designed to provide a positive healing environment for adults with mental health challenges, to build strengths, increase skills, linkage to community resources and peer support through recovery journey.
Expresso Flyer: eXpresso Flyer
TWC Calendar of events: English / Spanish

PLI Calendar of Events: February 2017

Ventura Outreach Calendar

Peer Employment Training: Flyer

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