The Ins and Out of Medi-Cal

By, Tuquan Harrison

Positive Resource Center (PRC) would like to thank SF HIV Workers Frontline Organizing Group for hosting The Ins and Outs of Medi-Cal training on March 4, 2016. The training was attended by over 50 service providers including social workers, case managers, peer navigators, and many others who serve San Francisco’s HIV-positive community.

We would like to especially acknowledge Lashenna Sirles, from the San Francisco Human Services Agency for presenting this vital information to our community.

The goal of this training was to educate service providers on the Medi-Cal program, including how to apply for benefits and eligibility rules. For clients and service providers alike, navigating Medi-Cal is quite challenging due to lack of training on the program. By the end of this training, participants were able to:

  • Identify the different types of Medi-Cal programs and eligibility rules.
  • Describe the timeline from application to enrollment in Medi-Cal.
  • Better answer client questions about accessing services through Medi-Cal.

Again, PRC would like to thank Lashenna Sirles and the Human Services Agency, SF HIV Workers Frontline Organizing Group, and service providers for participating in this training and sharing information to help better serve our community!

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About Living Life Positively

Hello World, My name is Tuquan Harrison. I am a Legal Assistant at Positive Resource Center, San Francisco. Positive Resource Center is a Nonprofit that assists people living HIV/AIDS or mental health disabilities get comprehensive benefits counseling and employment services in San Francisco. Through Positive Resource Center's Continuum of services, clients receive no-cost access to: *Professional benefits analysis, advocacy, and counseling about accessing public and private financial and health care benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), long-term disability, health insurance, life insurance, and Medi-Cal. Representation before administrative law judges for reconsideration of disability denials. *Employment and vocational rehabilitation planning, counseling and coordination, job development and job search assistance, support groups, and computer access and training for clients entering or re-entering the workplace. *Regular workshops/clinics designed to equip people with HIV/AIDS or mental illness to consider and develop employment goals and plans as well as understand their legal rights and responsibilities concerning benefits, employment, housing, and credit. This blog is dedicated to updating clients, service providers, and the greater San Francisco community about PRC's/EAHP community events, services, and other relevant topics/issues. I look forward to educating, spreading awareness, and providing a resource to the San Francisco communities. Thanks, Tuquan Harrison

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