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Covered California Open Enrollment - Sonoma County Sign-Up Locations


Covered California Open Enrollment - Sonoma County Sign-Up Locations

The 2016 enrollment period for Covered California health insurance runs November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Residents can apply for coverage on the State exchange online at and, or in-person through at the County Human Services Dept. Economic Assistance offices and various locations throughout the County, including the Redwood Community Health Clinics. See the online listing of enrollment locations, or call Economic Assistance at (877) 699-6868. For Covered California coverage that takes effect January 1, the purchase deadline is December 15, 2015.

“No one should have to worry about losing their health insurance when they change jobs or launch a business. No one should have to worry about losing their home because of an unexpected medical emergency. The Affordable Care Act and Covered California have gone a long way toward making these fears a thing of the past – we are urging the public to sign up for coverage during the open enrollment period,” said Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. Supervisor Carrillo serves as liaison to both the Department of Health Services and Human Services Department.

“Many low-income clients apply for Covered California subsidized insurance and are happily surprised to find they are eligible for free or low-cost coverage through Medi-Cal,” says Human Services Department Economic Assistance Director Kim Seamans. “Residents covered by either program have access to the same services, so their needs can be met either way.” Medi-Cal enrollment, unlike Covered California, is open year-round online and through the Economic Assistance offices.

As a result of the federal Affordable Care Act, most Americans are required to have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. In 2016, the penalty will be $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, up to $2,085 per family or 2.5% of yearly household income, whichever is higher.

To avoid any penalties, Sonoma County residents are encouraged to sign up for the State program, Covered California, by December 15, 2015 in order to have required coverage as of January 1, 2016. Says Seamans, “For lower-income residents, it’s not a question of whether they are eligible, it’s a matter of finding out what they are eligible for. Economic Assistance expects to take in a large number of applications in the next few months, so we ask people to be patient with the process.”

The Department of Health Services Director Dr. Stephan Betz stated, “We are striving to be the healthiest county in California, and an important part of that effort is making sure our residents have access to medical care regardless of income. Enrolling residents in health coverage through Covered California or Medi-Cal is one way individuals and their families can remain healthy and covered.”

Currently, more than 100,000 people in Sonoma County are on Medi-Cal. In 2014-2015, Human Services Department Economic Assistance Division enrolled more than 12,700 people in Covered California plans. Based on household income, an individual or family may qualify for a tax credit to help pay for health care coverage through Covered California, or for a low- or no-cost plan through Medi-Cal. 

Sonoma County Enrollment Locations

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In-person enrollment assistance is available at clinics and other locations in Sonoma County to help individuals and families enroll in health insurance.

Please call for an appointment


Alexander Valley Healthcare
(serving patients only)
6 Tarman Dr., Cloverdale
(707) 894-4229


Forestville Forestville Wellness Center
6550 Front St., Forestville
(707) 887-0290


Russian River Health Center
16319 3rd St., Guerneville
(707) 869-2849


Alliance Medical Center
1381 University Ave., Healdsburg
(707) 433-5494 ext. 412


Occidental Area Health Center
3802 Main St., Occidental
(707) 874-2444


Petaluma Health Center
1179 North McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
(707) 559-7500

Santa Rosa

Brookwood Health Center
983 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa
(707) 583-3030 

Community Action Partnership
1300 North Dutton Ave., Santa Rosa
(707) 544-6911

Healthy Kids at the Santa Rosa WIC Office
1450 Guerneville Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 565-6583
(707) 565-6586
(707) 565-4516
(707) 565-4476 
(707) 565-4471

Roseland Pediatrics
711 Stony Point Rd., Ste. 17, Santa Rosa
(707) 547-3030

Sonoma County Human Services
2550 Paulin Dr., Santa Rosa, or 520 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
(877) 699-6868

Sonoma County Indian Health Project
(serving patients only)
144 Stony Point Rd., Santa Rosa
(707) 521-4542

Southwest Community Health Center
751 Lombardi Ct., Ste. B, Santa Rosa
(707) 547-3030

Vista Family Health Center
3569 Round Barn Circle, Santa Rosa
(707) 303-3030


Sebastopol Community Health Center
6800 Palm Ave., Ste. C-2, Sebastopol
(707) 824-9999

Gravenstein Community Health Center
652 Petaluma Ave., Ste. H, Sebastopol
(707) 823-3166


La Luz Center
17560 Greger St., Sonoma
(707) 938-5131

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center
19270 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma
(707) 939-6070


Alliance Medical Center
8465 Old Redwood Hwy, Ste. 400, Windsor
(707) 687-2494