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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: Martha Johnson, VCHCA Community Outreach Manager Direct at martha.johnson@ventura.org.

Health Coverage Notice

Self Pay Discount Program

Are you uninsured/underinsured?

Did you know that we offer assistance programs that you may be eligible for like the Self-Pay Discount Program?

You may be eligible if:

  • If you are not eligible for insurance coverage or
  • Have insurance coverage (with high out of pocket cost)
  • You meet income guidelines

    You may apply for the discount program regardless of your immigration status.

Please inquire about program requirements and application assistance with our bilingual clinic staff.

Interpretation services are available.

Covered California 

Shopping for Health Coverage for 2018 is Easy!

Covered California offers a range of choices of quality private health insurance plans. You can choose the health plan and level of coverage that provides the best value for you.

We encourage you to check and see if you qualify for financial help, compare plans and check to be sure the doctors or hospitals you want are included in the networks you are comparing by using the Covered California Provider Search Tool or contacting the health insurance companies directly.

How to Renew with Covered California

In the first weeks of October annually, you should have received an important renewal notice about your health coverage from Covered California. This notice provided available choices for the following year. 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 the previous year if that option is still available. During renewal and open enrollment, you have 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.

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!

To enroll online, just log in to your CoveredCA.com account. If you do not have an online account, simply click "Create one now." You can also call the Covered California Service Center at 1-800-300-1506 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Community Health Fairs/Forums/Festivals and More!

Novel Coronavirus Alert!


Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all events have been canceled until further notice!


For the latest information regarding the COVID-19 please visit https://www.vcemergency.com/



 Public Health Order March 17, 2020

Attachment: Public Health Order


COVID-19 Testing Guidance

Attachment: Testing Guidance


VCPH Update Release

Attachment: VCPH Update


Backpack medicine team gears up for potential COVID-19 cases in homeless encampments

Article: https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2020/03/17/coronavirus-tests-ventura-county-homeless-backpack-medicine-team/5045612002/
















VCHCA - Community Resources and Partners in Care

Animal Services
(805) 388-4341

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)

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 
For more information please call: (805) 981-6658

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
Georgina Ferrer, Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator: 805-652-5914

OB Tours for Expectant Women/Families (OB Celebration)
VCMC - 2nd Tuesday of the month - Upcoming dates 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13 & 12/11/18 (805) 652-6090
Santa Paula Hospital - 3rd Tuesday of the month - Upcoming dates 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13 & 12/18 (805) 933-8620

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

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)

Ventura Area Agency on Aging
Walk with Ease Classes Flyer
Stepping on Classes Flyer
Fillmore Flyer / Ojai Flyer / Ventura 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. (805) 653-5045




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