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.
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: email@example.com
Health Coverage NoticeCovered 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:  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!
JOIN US AT A HEALTH FAIR, FESTIVAL OR FORUM!
Activities for February 2017
Winter Warming Shelters are now open (12/6 - 3/31/17).
Click here for a list of resources for the homeless community:
2016-2017 Winter Warming Shelter List
VCHCA Clinic Directory for the West County/Santa Clara Valley
VCHCA Clinic Directory for the East County/Santa Clara Valley
Wed. March 1, from 5:30pm
Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce Awards
Santa Paula Community Center, Santa Paula
Wed. March 1, from 5:30 – 7pm
Inside the Darkside
Oxnard High School Performing Arts Center
3400 W. Gonzales Rd, Oxnard
Wed. March 3, from 8am – 5pm
Congress of CA Seniors - Senior Health & Safety Focus Forum
VCOE – Conference Center
5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo
Sat. March 4, from 8:30am - 1pm
Diversity Collective – Aids Walk
Ventura Plaza Park (on Fir Street), Ventura
Mon. March 6, from 2:30 – 4:30pm
Look Good Feel Better
Family Medicine Residency & Specialty Care Center,
Room 142, Ventura
Tues. March 14, from 10am – 1pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church One Stop
427 N. Oak Street, Santa Paula
Tues. March 14, from 5 – 7pm
OB Celebration - VCMC
3291 Loma Vista Road (Cafeteria Auditorium), Ventura
Tues. March 21, from 5 – 7pm
OB Celebration – Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. 10th Street (Library), Santa Paula
Tues. March 21, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
CAPSLO & Larsen Elementary School Open House
550 Thomas Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033
March 22, from 6:30-8:30 pm
Start Smart at Family Medicine Residency & Specialty Care Center
3291 Loma Vista Rd, Building 340, Ventura
Sat. March 25, from 10am-2pm
Ventura Community Park, 901 S. Kimball Road, Ventura
Tues. March 28, from 2 – 5pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church One Stop
427 N. Oak Street, Santa Paula
VCHCA - Community Resources and Partners in Care
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
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
COPD Access to Community Health (CATCH) Program
Covered CA/Medi-Cal Enrollment
For an appointment please call: (805) 981-5212 or (866) 481-7674
Chronic Disease Prevention Programs - CDPP Events Calendar_January 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
VCMC - 2nd Tuesday of the month 805) 652-6090
Santa Paula Hospital - 3rd Tuesday of the month (805) 933-8620
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
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
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
Peer Employment Training: Flyer