SELF-HELP RESOURCE LINKS

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HEALTHCARE INSURANCE INFORMATION, HEALTH  INSURANCE CONSUMER RIGHTS, AND UNINSURED PATIENT INFORMATION  WITH EMPHASIS ON CALIFORNIA AS WELL AS U.S. AGENCIES

Notice:  You are on the Alamar Healthcare, Inc. Self-Help Resources page.    This page contains an interactive list of local, state and federal resources. 

Once you click on any of these listings you will be leaving the Alamar Healthcare, Inc.  website in order to visit a collection of third-party websites. We have provided a list of these resources and links for your convenience, but please note that Alamar Healthcare, Inc. does not monitor content on other websites and does not endorse and is not responsible for the third-party website content, or its guarantees, privacy policy, security, or products and services that are offered or expressed by third parties and their websites. Resources on these websites are free at the time of entry, but visitors should verify that  they are still free before committing to any information or services.​ 

RESOURCE LINKS

 

California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC)  Most Informative website for Californians   on Health Care Coverage--great tools and  resources and Consumer Complaints Hotline  Mailing Address:  Department of Managed Health Care  California Help Center  980 9th Street, Suite 500  Sacramento, CA 95814-2725  Telephone 1-888-466-2219 (multi-language)  FAX: 916-255-5241  TDD: 1-877-688-9891     http://www/dmhc.ca.gov 


Foundation For Health Coverage Information  Simple public and private health insurance   eligibility information in order to help more  people access coverage, including the uninsured  and the under-insured from this non-profit public  advocacy and education site.  http://www.coverageforall.org 


California Department of Insurance (CDI)  Information on health insurance plans in  California (CDI licenses and regulates some non-HMO  health and disability insurance and most Medigap plans.)  1-800-927-4357 (many languages)  1-800-482-4833 (TTY)  www.insurance.ca.gov (Spanish)

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Covered California Insurance Exchange 

(Obamacare for California)

Subsidized healthcare insurance for

qualified Californians.

Note: Monthly premiums may be low and

subsidized, but first-dollar coverage annual deductible

may have as high as a $5000 deductible for an individual.

Preventive Services such as an annual physical exam and

disease screening tests may have no deductible.

Compare different carriers and plans carefully.

1-800-300-1506 or go to website below for online chat

http://www.coveredca.com/ 


HICAP (California Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program)  Free information, counseling, and advocacy  for people who have or will soon have  Medicare 

1-800-434-0222 (many languages)  http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/about/HICAP.html 


Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping  Health Insurance in California  Information on insurance, including low-cost  health care  http://www.healthinsuranceinfo.net 


Health Coverage Guide  Information on health insurance for small  businesses, including cost estimates, tax  savings and legal rights  www.healthcoverageguide.org 


Internal Revenue Service  Form 969, for information on Health Savings  Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts  1-888-829-1040 (many languages)  1-829-4059 (TTY)  www.irs.gov (Spanish)  


MRMIP (California Major Risk Medical  Insurance Program)  California's insurance program for people  with serious health problems who have  difficulty buying individual health insurance  because of their medical history  1-800-289-6574 (many languages)  1-800-735-2929 (TTY)  www.mrmib.ca.gov

 

Possibly the most important website on this self-help list:    National Association of Health Underwriters  Links to the "Men In Black" MIB Healthcare Records Database  that includes most of your lifetime  personal health claim history  which is made available to health, auto, life, etc. insurers.  Your information on the NAHU database be reviewed and 

corrected for APPROXIMATELY $8.00 per year.  Consumer Information  (202) 552-5060

email for more information to   info@nahu.org


AIM Program (Access for Infants and Mothers)  Low-cost health insurance for low-income and  middle-income pregnant women and their  newborns  1-800-433-2611 (many languages)  http://www.aim.ca.gov (Spanish) 

 

California Children's Services (CCS)  A statewide program that treats children with  Certain disabilities and health problems  http://www.dhs.ca.gov/pcfh/cms/ccs/ 


County Medical Services Program (CMSP)  Health care for low-income adults in 34  California counties

https://www.cmspcounties.org   


Health Consumer  Fact sheets on low-cost health care, in many  languages  www.healthconsumer.org (many languages)  


Healthy Families  State program with low-cost health and  dental insurance for children in low-income families  1-800-880-5305 (many languages)  www.healthyfamilies.ca.gov (Spanish)  


Medi-Cal  State and federal program with health care for  people who qualify because of low or no  incomes and/or costly disabilities  1-800-541-5555 (Spanish)  1-916-636-1980 (many languages)  1-866-784-2595 (TTY)  http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov 


Medi-Cal Fair Hearing  File an appeal if your health plan denies you  the services you need 

1-800-952-5253 (Spanish)  


Medi-Cal Managed Care Ombudsman  Help if you have a problem you cannot solve with your health plan 1-888-452-8609 (many languages)  


Medi-Cal Mental Health Care Ombudsman Help with Medi-Cal mental health care  services 1-800-896-4042 (many languages)


CATEGORY:  Medications At Low-Cost or No Cost 


Partnership for Prescription Assistance Help for patients who do not have prescription drug coverage 1-888-477-2669  http://www.pparx.org/about.php (Spanish)  


Co-Pay ReliefTM  Prescription Drug Payment Assistance 


Financial assistance with prescription drug  co-payments for patients with certain  diseases and illnesses.  1-800-532-5274 (Spanish)  www.copays.org 


RX Help for CA prescription Drug Payment Assistance  Help for patients who do not have  prescription drug coverage 

1-877-777-7815  


Destination Rx          

Private website with  advertisers to help you to compare drug  costs in your zip code by entering monthly  dosage to get a fare comparison of your local  retail pharmacies. Prices can differ by 300%!  http://http://www.drx.com/

http://www.rxhelpforca.org 


CATEGORY:  Keeping Your Health Insurance (Federal COBRA,

Cal-COBRA, HIPAA)

These are laws that allow you to keep your  health insurance if you lose your job or your  hours are reduced.  

U.S. Department of Labor COBRA  Information on the Federal COBRA program  to help you keep group health insurance if  you lose your job or your hours are cut  1-866-444-3272 (Spanish, Chinese) 1-877-889-5627  www.dol.gov/dol/topic/healthplans/cobra.htm (Spanish)  


California Office of the Patient Advocate  Information for Cal-COBRA free advocacy, including  employees of small businesses. an agency of last resort  http://www.opa.ca.gov/english/about/consumer_information/ 

www.COBRA_financial_assistance.aspx  1-866-466-8900  TTY 1-866-499-0858  980 9th Street, Suite 500  Sacramento , CA 95814  (916) 324-6407    


U.S. Department of Labor HIPAA  Information on your Federal HIPAA rights to  buy or keep   health insurance  1-866-444-3272 (Spanish, Chinese)  1-877-889-5627 (TTY)  www.dol.gov/dol/topic/healthplans/portability.htm (Spanish)  


CATEGORY:  Disabilities 

Californians for Disability Rights  Member organization representing people  with disabilities  (Click on "Chapters" to see  resources in your area.)  www.disabilityrights-cdr.org 


Disability Rights Legal Center  Legal aid and referrals for people with  disabilities, including a Cancer Legal  Resource Center, a Learning  Rights Project, and other resources  www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org 


Family Voices  Health care advocacy for children with  disabilities 1-888-835-5669  www.familyvoices.org (Spanish)  1-866-226-1819 (TTY)  


CATEGORY: Aging/Medicare 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid  Services,  7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore MD  21244 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)  (many languages)  http://www.medicare.gov/default.asp 


HICAP (California Health Insurance  Counseling and Advocacy Program)  Free information, counseling, and advocacy  for people who have or will soon have  Medicare  1-800-434-0222 (many languages)  www.cahealthadvocates.org 


California's HMO Guide for Seniors  Information on HMOs for Medicare  members1-800-466-8900 (Spanish, Chinese)  1-866-499-0858 (TDD) www.opa.ca.gov  


California Registry  Information on hospice and long-term care  1-800-777-7575  www.calregistry.com 


Alamar Healthcare, Inc.   Private Internal Medicine/Geriatrics Practice  in Camarillo, California maintains self-help  links including most articles and forms  provided in this guide.  Also includes articles  on specific diseases and treatments from  government and university websites.  

If you are not currently on the Alamar Healthcare  website, go to http://www.alamarhealth.com Self-help page  


CATEGORY: Mental Health 

California Department of  Developmental Services  California agency that provides services and  support to people.  http://www.dds.cahwnet.gov/ 


California Department of Mental Health  California's public mental health system with  services and information available to adults  and children.  1-800-896-4042  1-800-896-2512 (TTY)  www.dmh.ca.gov 

California Office of Patients' Rights  Advocacy for patients hospitalized with  mental illness  

1-916-575-1610  


California Office of Privacy Protection  A Consumer Guide to Health Information  Privacy in California.  1-866-785-9663  916-323-7299 (Fax)  www.privacy.ca.gov 


Center for Mental Health Services  Provides information about mental health.  1-800-789-2647  


Early Start  A state program for infants and toddlers  who have or are at risk for developmental  delay or disability. 1-800-515-BABY  www.dds.ca.gov/earlystart 



Medi-Cal Mental Heath Care Ombudsman  Information and help with Medi-Cal mental  health care services, advocacy agency of last resort  1-800-896-4042 (Spanish)  1-800-896-2512 (TTY)   www.dmh.cahwnet.gov/Ombudsman Services/default.asp  (Spanish)  


CATEGORY:  Diseases and Treatments

General Information  Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention  Information on immunizations, preventing  diseases, health disasters, and other issues  1-800-232-4636 (Spanish)  1-888-232-6548 (TTY)  www.cdc.gov (Spanish)  


Clinical Trials  Information on experimental clinical trials of  medical treatments, procedures, and medication trials  www.clinicaltrials.gov 


Joint Commission on Accreditation of  Healthcare Organizations  Information on health care standards;  accepts reports of hospital abuse or substandard  hospital conditions  www.jcaho.org 


Mayo Clinic Health Oasis  Easy-to-understand information on health  topics  www.mayoclinic.org 


Medline Plus  Information on many health , top librarian choice for disease  and treatment research and searches  www.medlineplus.org (Spanish)  


National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline  Información sobre el embarazo, parto, y el   cuidado de los infants.  Information about pregnancy, birth, and child  care  1-800-504-7081 (Spanish)  

www.hispanichealth.org (Spanish)  


National Immunization Hotline  A guide to vaccines for children and adults  1-800-232-2522 (Spanish)  1-888-232-6348 (TTY)  http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines (Spanish)  


National Institute of Health  Government agency with information on  Many health issues, including new treatments  for diseases. 

www.nih.gov 


National Library of Medicine  Prescription drug information; directories of  physicians, hospitals, and other medical providers  www.medlineplus.gov (Spanish)  


Patient Advocate Foundation  Patient assistance programs which ensure  access to health care services, maintenance  of employment and preservation of financial  stability  www.patientadvocate.org  1-800-532-5274 (Spanish)  


CATEGORY:  General References    


Medical Board of California  Licenses and takes complaints on medical  doctors and certain other providers; online  check of licenses and citations  1-800-633-2322  1-916-263-0935 (TTY)  www.medbd.ca.gov 


California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative  Health, benefits and rights information for  Immigrants 1-916-448-6762 (Spanish)  www.caimmigrant.org 


California Pan-Ethnic Health Network  Advocacy for health care for people from all  cultural and linguistic groups.  

www.cpehn.org  


Su Familia  Information and referrals in Spanish to local  health clinics  1-866-783-2645 (Spanish)  www.hispanichealth.org (Spanish)  


A. M. Best Company  How Financially Healthy Is Your  Health Insurance Carrier? Know before you  enroll in their insurance plans.  http://www3.ambest.com/lh/morepr.asp 

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About Alamar Healthcare, Inc. Primary Care and Urgent Care

Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

  

Alamar Healthcare, Inc.

58 West Loop Dr. Camarillo, CA 93010, US

Tel. 1(805) 484-0055 FAX 1(805) 484-4439


  

We believe that Alamar Healthcare, Inc. is the solution for new patients who face the challenge of searching successfully for the answer to the questions, "where are doctors near me who will meet my medical needs?"  Or, "Where is there urgent care near me for established patients?" New patients, whether healthy or sick, may schedule a new patient visit, at 1-805-484-0055. After your first physician visit, you may schedule all follow-up medical appointments for chronic diseases, acute care, or urgent care as our appointment times allow at the same phone number. Our physicians in primary care treat or coordinate specialty health care for diseases such as cardiovascular, heart disease, Irritable Bowel IBS, stroke, and mini strokes called T.I.A. We also treat the internal medicine and geriatrics conditions common to cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. Alamar Healthcare providers treat or coordinate mental health conditions with specialists for depression, anxiety, dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Our doctors and hand-picked on-call physicians follow our patients from the Alamar Healthcare office to hospital, nursing home, and assisted living, and coordinate care planning with home health agencies and hospice for Alzheimers, for end of life care, and for rehabilitation.

 
 

Clinic for Primary Care and Geriatric Medicine, and Urgent Care at Alamar Healthcare, Inc.

Clinic for Primary Care and Geriatric Medicine, and Urgent Care at Alamar Healthcare, Inc.