Covered California

Covered California

Outreach & Enrollment Assistance

Millions of people have gained insurance through Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act implementation. Still, many remain uninsured. Our goal is to educate, empower, and equip our community with knowledge of their new healthcare options and maintain health coverage.

Through the work of our Outreach & Enrollment Department, individuals and families gained health insurance coverage in our communities. The Outreach and Enrollment Department also help families apply for food and utility assistance programs, such as Cal Fresh Food Stamps and SDG&E Care Program.

Certified Enrollment Counselors

At Neighborhood Healthcare, we have experienced Certified Enrollment Counselors on staff throughout Riverside and San Diego County to assist with free enrollment assistance services. The Certified Enrollment Counselors educate eligible individuals that may qualify for a health plan under Medi-Cal or Covered California.

During the visit, a Certified Enrollment Counselor will help answer your questions about new healthcare options or any other eligible programs like Cal-Fresh and the SDG&E CARE Program.  They will help you enroll in the plan or program that is best for you and/or your family. Our Outreach and Certified Enrollment Counselors will also make sure you are properly enrolled and know how to use your benefits. You do not need to be a patient at Neighborhood Healthcare to meet with our team of Certified Enrollment Counselors to discuss your options. Services are free. Set up an appointment with a trusted Certified Enrollment Counselor to discuss your healthcare options.

Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace where Californians can shop for health plans and access financial assistance if they qualify for it. You have the ability to choose a health plan that offers the best services at the greatest value for you, or find out if you qualify for Medi-Cal. This is insurance that cannot be dropped or denied if you have a pre-existing medical condition.  Individuals can sign up for open enrollment during the fall. Many others may be eligible to sign up at any time during the year due to a life-changing event such as including losing health coverage, moving, getting married, having a baby, or adopting a child.  To learn more about the program, contact your local Outreach and Certified Enrollment Counselor.


Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for low-income adults, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, children in foster care and former foster youth up to age 26. Medi-Cal’s enrollment is year-round.  To learn more about the program, contact your local Outreach and Certified Enrollment Counselor.


CalFresh is a program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh benefits help supplement your food budget and allow families and individuals to buy nutritious food.  To learn more about the program, contact your local Outreach and Certified Enrollment Counselor.

SDG&E CARE Program

Energy Bill Discount through CARE Program for individuals that meet certain household and income guidelines.  To learn more about the program, contact your local Outreach and Certified Enrollment Counselor.

Our Certified Enrollment Counselors offer free health insurance and program assistance for patients as walk-ins or by appointment. For more information or insurance enrollment assistance, please contact accordingly:

East County

Neighborhood Healthcare ~ El Cajon

855 E. Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Contact: (619) 440-7616 x1203

Contact :(619) 440-7616 ext. 1217 (Spanish/English)

Contact: (619) 440-7616 ext. 1204 (Arabic/English)

Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Lakeside (by appointment only)

10039 Vine Street,
Lakeside, CA 92040

Contact: (619) 440-7616 ext. 1218

North County

Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Pediatrics & Prenatal

426 N. Date St.,
Escondido, CA 92025

Contact: (760) 690-5907

Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Pauma

16650 Highway 76
PO Box 655
Pauma Valley, CA 92061

Contact: (760) 690-5907

Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Ray Dickenson Wellness Center

425 N. Date St.,
Escondido, CA 92025

Contact: (760) 520-8339 OR (760) 520-8308


Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Temecula

41840 Enterprise Circle North
Temecula, CA 92590

Contact: (951) 225-6471 OR (951) 225-6477

Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Menifee 

26926-B Cherry Hills Boulevard
Menifee, CA 92586

Contact: (951) 216-2220

Neighborhood Healthcare ~ Devonshire Ave.

903 E. Devonshire Avenue, Suite D
Hemet, CA 92543

Contact: (951) 216-2220

We are also available to provide enrollment assistance and education at health fairs, schools, or other community events.  Please contact (760) 520-8385 for our availability.