SF Open Enrollment Workers List

Name

Contact Info

Languages

Mayah Brooks 229 7th Street
San Francisco   CA
94103
415-503-6000
charles.range@smhcsf.org
English
Kym D. Canty 229 7th Street
San Francisco   CA
94103
415-503-6077
kym.canty@smhcsf.org
English
Maricar B. Guarin 229 7th Street
San Francisco   CA
94103
415-503-6000
maricar.guarin@smhcsf.org
English, Tagalog
Griselda Mejia 229 7th Street
San Francisco   CA
94103
415-503-6000
charles.range@smhcsf.org
English, Spanish
Asa Satariano 229 7th Street
San Francisco   CA
94103
415-503-6000
asa.satariano@smhcsf.org
English
Sabeeha Khan 1735 Mission Street
San Francisco   CA
94103
415-746-1950
skhan@healthright360.org
English
Kathy Khanthavong 1735 Mission Street
San Francisco   CA
94103
415-746-1950
jcheng@healthright360.org
English, Korean
Evelyn Velazquez 1735 Mission Street
San Francisco   CA
94103
415-746-1950
jcheng@healthright360.org
English, Spanish
Jack Kuan 50 Lech Walesa
San Francisco   CA
94102
415-206-3063
jenine.smith@sfdph.org
English, Spanish
Sonia Velazquez-Santos 330 Ellis St.
6th Floor
San Francisco   CA
94102
415-746-1950
ssantos@healthright360.org
English, Spanish
Luis Cortez 240 Shotwell Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
412-638-9794
luiscortez@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Christine Gonzalez 240 Shotwell Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
415-552-3870
christinegonzalez@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez 240 Shotwell Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
415-552-3870
FernandoGomez@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Lizbeth Mendoza 240 Shotwell Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
415-552-3870
BrendaStorey@mnhc.org
Spanish
Nahum Neme 240 Shotwell Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
415-552-3870
BrendaStorey@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Dora Ocegueda 240 Shotwell Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
415-552-3870
BrendaStorey@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Esther Pinell 240 Shotwell Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
415-552-3870
FernandoGomez@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Luis Cortez 1647 Valencia Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
412-638-9794
luiscortez@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Dora Ocegueda 165 Capp Street
San Francisco   CA
94110
415-552-3870
BrendaStorey@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Izabelle Doublin 470 Castro St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-437-3450
idoublin@sfaf.org
English, Spanish
Felipe Flores 470 Castro St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-437-3450
fflores@sfaf.org
English, Spanish
Jimmy Gale 470 Castro St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-437-3450
ngonzalez@sfaf.org
English
Nestor Gonzalez 470 Castro St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-437-3450
ngonzalez@sfaf.org
English, Spanish
Star Morris 470 Castro St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-487-3047
Smorris@sfaf.org
English
Matthew Olson 470 Castro St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-437-3450
molson@sfaf.org
English, Spanish
Roger Alvarado 3850 17 St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-934-7700
roger.alvarado@sfdph.org
Spanish
Ashley Llarena 3850 17 St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-206-3063
jenine.smith@sfdph.org
English
September Rose 3850 17 St
San Francisco   CA
94114
415-206-3063
jenine.smith@sfdph.org
English
Vivian Chen 1833 fillmore St,
3rd floor
San Francisco   CA
94115
415-820-7380
vchen@womenscommunityclinic.org
English
Roxana Wu-Pantoja 1301 Pierce St.
San Francisco   CA
94115
415-292-1317
roxana.wu-pantoja@sfdph.org
English, Cantonese, Spanish
Xiu Ying Celene Chen 1422 Noriega St.
San Francisco   CA
94122
415-391-9686
celene.chen@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Nancy Lee 1422 Noriega St.
San Francisco   CA
94122
415-391-9686
nancy.lee@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Jenny Chen 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Jenny.Chen@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese
Jessica Chen 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Jessica.Chen@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese
Jacky Cheng 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Jacky.Cheng@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese
ManWa Cheng 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
manwa.cheng@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Ka Heng Chio 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
ka.chio@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Priscilla Dea 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Priscilla.Dea@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese
Jiemin (Jeany) Deng 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
jeany.deng@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Kevin Ding 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
kevin.ding@cchphealthplan.com
English
Mariangeles Duarte 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
mariangeles.duarte@cchphealthplan.com
English, Spanish
Brisa Echevarria-landa 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
brisa.landa@cchphealthplan.com
English, Spanish
Tina Ho 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
tina.ho@cchphmo.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Ho Man Lam 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
HoMan.Lam@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Sandy Lau  445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
kafu.lau@cchphealthplan.com
English
Angel Leung 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Angel.Leung@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese
Kawai Leung 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
kawai.leung@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Weiting Luo 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
weiting.luo@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Trinh Luu 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Trinh.Luu@cchphealthplan.com
English, Vietnamese
Adriana Miranda 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Adriana.Miranda@cchphealthplan.com
English, Spanish
Sonya Soder 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
ssoder@cchphmo.com
Cantonese, English
Cathy Wong 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Cathy.Wong@cchphealthplan.com
English, Mandarin
Tom Wong 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-407-0798
tom.wong@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Alpha Yee 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Alpha.yee@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese
Aaron Yeung 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Aaron.Yeung@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese
Alison Yeung 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Alison.Yeung@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Jackson Yu 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
jackson.yu@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese
Yan Yi Zhao 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
yan.zhao@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Jianming Zou 445 Grant Ave
Lower Level
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-955-8800
Chrissie.Zou@cchphealthplan.com
English
(Rita) Huiting Huang 1208 Mason Street
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-788-6426
ritahuang@nicoschc.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Christina Oi Ying Nip 1208 Mason Street
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-788-6426
christinanip@nicoschc.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Ying Wang 1208 Mason Street
San Francisco   CA
94108
415-788-6426
yingwang@nicoschc.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Talencia Brownell 726 Polk Street
4 FL
San Francisco   CA
94109
415-292-3420
Rebecca@apiwellness.org
English
Angelina Huynh 726 Polk Street
4 FL
San Francisco   CA
94109
415-292-3420
Rebecca@apiwellness.org
English, Vietnamese
Kahanu Salavea 726 Polk Street
4 FL
San Francisco   CA
94109
415-292-3420
Rebecca@apiwellness.org
English
Susan Pfeifer 1006 Webster Street
San Francisco   CA
94112
916-463-0179
dthompson@calbcc.org
English
Qiu (Katie) Zhao 888 Paris St
#202
San Francisco   CA
94112
415-955-8800
qiu.zhao@cchphealthplan.com
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Gabriel Sinche 4434 Mission Street
San Francisco   CA
94112
415-552-3870
FernandoGomez@mnhc.org
English, Spanish
Vicky Kin Bing Sin 1507 Ocean Ave.
San Francisco   CA
94112
415-391-9686
vicky.sin@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Fay Mak 1507 Ocean Ave.
San Francisco   CA
94112
415-391-9686
fay.mak@nems.org
Cantonese, English
Kit Ying Tang 1019 Clement Street
San Francisco   CA
94118
415-391-9686
kitying.tang@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Ryoko Chernomaz 4900 California St.
San Francisco   CA
94118
415-750-9894
socialworker@sffc.org
English, Japanese
Rose Langensiepen 1331 Evans
San Francisco   CA
94124
916-709-0007
Rose@AboveAllAngels.org
English, Hindi
Susan Margaret Pfeifer 1331 Evans
San Francisco   CA
94124
415-665-2524
sanfrancisconcbw@ncbwsf.org
English
Louise McMillon 1331 Evans
San Francisco   CA
94124
415-665-2524
sanfrancisconcbw@ncbwsf.org
English
Vivian Richardson 1331 Evans
San Francisco   CA
94124
415-665-2524
sanfrancisconcbw@ncbwsf.org
English
Maxine V. Hickman 1331 Evans
San Francisco   CA
94124
415-665-2524
sanfrancisconcbw@ncbwsf.org
English
Carrie Ka Iok Lam 614 Jackson St.
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
carrie.lam@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Andrew Li 614 Jackson St.
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
andrew.li@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Christine Liu 614 Jackson St.
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
aca@nems.org
Cantonese, Mandarin
Qiao Mei Tan 614 Jackson St.
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
qiao.tan@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Lang Ngoc Ngo 614 Jackson St.
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
lang.ngo@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Vietnamese
Ka Yi Yan 614 Jackson St.
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
kayi.yan@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Shannon Zeng 614 Jackson St.
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
aca@nems.org
Cantonese, Mandarin
Huixue Zhu 614 Jackson St.
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
aca@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Shirley Chiang 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
shirley.chiang@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Judy Leung 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
judy.leung@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Amy Li 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
amy.li@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Gavin Liang 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
aca@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Christina Ng 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
chris.ng@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Tammy Ng 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
tammy.ng@nems.org
English, Cantonese
Venus Tsang 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
venus.tsang@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Linh Vuong 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
linh.vuong@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Vietnamese
Susanne Wong 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
susanne.wong@nems.org
English, Cantonese
Lisa Xie 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
lisa.xie@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Bernard Yeung 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
bernard.yeung@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
XiXi Zeng 1520 Stockton Street
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-391-9686
xixi.zeng@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Merrill Buice 2720 Taylor Street
#430
San Francisco   CA
94133
415-355-2234
mbuice@sfccc.org
English
Rachel Cen  2629 San Bruno Avenue
San Frnacisco   CA
94134
415-391-9686
aca@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Benjamin Lam 2629 San Bruno Avenue
San Frnacisco   CA
94134
415-391-9686
benjamin.lam@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Sabrina Lo 2629 San Bruno Avenue
San Frnacisco   CA
94134
415-391-9686
sabrina.lo@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Dinh Ly 2629 San Bruno Avenue
San Frnacisco   CA
94134
415-391-9686
aca@nems.org
English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese
Jim Thai 2629 San Bruno Avenue
San Frnacisco   CA
94134
415-391-9686
jim.thai@nems.org
Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Vietnamese
Maybelle Manio 1525 Silver Ave
San Francisco   CA
94134
415-206-7711
jenine.smith@sfdph.org
English

 

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Hart v. Berryhill Settlement Means Social Security Relief for Many Bay Area Clients

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By, Rebecca Levin

A recent class action settlement could mean relief for many Bay Area residents whose Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) were denied or terminated between 2007 and 2013.

The case of Hart v. Berryhill, challenged consultative examinations conducted by Dr. Frank Chen, who was disqualified from performing medical exams after numerous complaints. The complaints were related to quality of his reports, the thoroughness of his examinations, and his manner toward claimants. Dr. Chen’s examinations were used as the basis for Social Security Administration (SSA) to deny or terminate SSI and/or SSDI benefits.

One such case was that of plaintiff Kevin Hart, who saw Dr. Chen in 2013 after applying for disability benefits due to injuries sustained after being hit by a car. The injury completely shattered his leg and resulted in permanent disability. “He didn’t even know me, he didn’t even look at me,” said Hart of the interaction he had with Dr. Chen. The report that Dr. Chen provided to SSA did not even note that Hart required a cane in order to walk.

Justice in Aging represented Hart and a class of approximately 4,000 other California residents whose benefits were denied or terminated based on Dr. Chen’s reports. The case resulted in a settlement that went into effect on June 26, 2017. SSA is currently undergoing an evaluation of effected cases and will send out settlement notices in July to eligible individuals.

Clients whose benefits were denied or terminated between 2007 and 2013 should contact SSA as soon as possible to verify their current mailing address to make sure they receive any relevant information regarding this case. To do so, please call 1-800-772-1213. 

The first set of settlement notices:

  • will be mailed out no later than July 17th;
  • will be sent to class members whose claims are still pending; and
  • these group members must decide whether to elect relief within 30 days after receiving their notice

The second set of settlement notices:

  • will be mailed out no later than September 25th;
  • will include class members who have closed claims that resulted in a fully unfavorable for partially favorable decision; and
  • this group must decide whether to elect relief within 90 days (for fully unfavorable decisions) or 180 days (for partially favorable decisions)

For more information, contact Trinh Phan at Justice in Aging, 510-931-4203.

 

Just in Time for Pride: PRC’s Ads Live on Grindr, Out, Advocate, and Muni

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What do walking around in downtown San Francisco, checking your favorite LGBT online media, and looking for the next love of your life all have in common? You can see Positive Resource Center’s ads by doing all three. That’s right—just in time for San Francisco Pride 2017, PRC has published ads on Muni busses and light rail vehicles, Out Magazine, The Adovcate, and Grindr’s mobile app.

With the support of Getting to Zero SF, PRC’s ads promote awareness about the high cost of obtaining antiretroviral therapy (ART). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average annual cost of ART was an estimate $23,000 in 2010 dollars. PRC’s ads ask the formidable question: what could that money be spent on instead of medication?

The resulting ad campaign brings attention to the fact that HIV treatment doesn’t have to have such a hefty price tag. Thanks to the Office of AIDS Health Insurance Premium Payment (OA-HIPP) and AIDS Emergency Fund’s Health Insurance Premium Payment (AEF-HIPP) programs, San Francisco residents living with HIV can get the help they need at a price they can afford.  These programs pay for medical copays and insurance premiums for qualifying individuals, making getting medication and seeing a doctor affordable for low-income San Franciscans.

For many San Francisco residents with HIV, the financial assistance these programs provide could mean life or death. Those who cannot afford this medication and are not connected to organizations like PRC too often go without the medication they need to survive. PRC’s benefits counseling program focuses on getting these SF residents the assistance they need to survive.

For more information on OA-HIPP, AEF-HIPP, or PRC’s ad campaigns, please call PRC at 415-777-0333.

Frontline Worker Spotlight: Recipients of the 2017 US Conference on AIDS Scholarship

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By, Rebecca Levin

Positive Resource Center’s work in the community extends beyond interactions with clients with its work in the Frontline Organizing Group (FOG), a group that provides training and networking opportunities to San Francisco’s HIV frontline workers. As a founding member, PRC’s work with FOG has opened new opportunities for the growth of many San Francisco frontline workers.

This year, FOG extended scholarships to six exceptional individuals working directly with people living with HIV in San Francisco to attend the 2017 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) in September. Recipients will present their findings at a FOG training.

After careful deliberation, FOG selected the following individuals:

Dianne Georgetti is a Registered Nurse Case Manager at Westside Community Services. Dedicated to improving the psychological, spiritual, and physical health of community residents, Westside Community Services provides a wide range of mental health, case management, and substance use services to community members, regardless of HIV status. Dianne’s clients “have been discriminated against for years and some live lives made extremely difficult by the nature of the social and government structures in place here in the US.”

In her own words: “I have had a personal connection to the AIDS epidemic since I was 12 years old and I am committed to advocating for this community for the rest of my career.”

Edwin Geovani Espinoza is a Youth Advocate / Health Educator at Instituto Familiar de la Raza. Since 1978, Instituto Familiar de la Raza has been providing culturally competent therapy, case management, social support and classes to the Chicano/Indigenous/Latino community. Edwin hopes “to gain knowledge on how to improve prevention strategies for transitional age youth and how to keep those living with the virus on a treatment plan.”

In his own words: “I hope this conference helps me become a better role model to Latino LGBTQ youth who lack resources that cater to their various cultural backgrounds and might have a difficult time facing the stigma of living with HIV, being LGBTQ, and being Latino all at once.”

Jorge Vieto is a Health Systems Navigator at GLIDE Memorial. GLIDE’s mission is to promote inclusivity, justice, and love in order to alleviate suffering and break cycles of poverty and marginalization. GLIDE provides food, health services, a crisis walk-in center, and a legal clinic to assist its mission. As a phlebotomist and linkage to care representative at GLIDE, Jorge is interested in learning about, “how biomedical HIV prevention is being expanded to people of color and trans folks,” expand his scope of work, and how to affect public policy initiatives.

In his own words: “Attending USCA  would expose me to new perspectives and ideas to help reach folks that are disenfranchised, homeless, and undocumented to find the care they deserve and STAY in care regardless of the barriers they may face.”

Patrick Kinley is a Rapid Linkage Specialist at San Francisco City Clinic. SFDPH’s mission is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans, regardless of immigration, insurance, or HIV status. At USCA, Patrick hopes to learn about new innovations for retention in care, information on the most successful interventions for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and different methods for reducing stigma in the San Francisco community.

In their own words: “I [will] use the knowledge I acquire [at USCA] to better implement and coordinate RAPID and early retention efforts here in San Francisco.”

Pau Lagarde is a HIV & Mental Health Case Manager at A Woman’s Place. This 24-hour supportive residential service organization offers emergency shelter and long-term treatment to women and trans women with special needs, such as mental disabilities, sexual or domestic violence, drug and alcohol use, and HIV/AIDS. At USCA, Pau hopes to learn more about bringing down the barriers to care for many transgender people of color, such as, “language barriers, discrimination, racism, anti-LGBT policies, stigma, lack of health coverage, immigration status, [and] awareness & education.”

In his own words: “I care deeply about my clients and my goal for them is to know that they don’t have to be alone in this fight, they don’t have to feel hopeless.”

Zachary Davenport is a Behavioral Health Clinician at South Van Ness Adult Behavioral Health Services, San Francisco City Clinic, and San Francisco Department of Public Health. South Van Ness Adult Behavioral Health Services provides intensive case management, medication monitoring, individual and family therapy, group therapy, socialization, and peer support to a variety of individuals in the community. Zachary’s primary focus for the conference is cis and trans women. More specifically, they “want to better learn how to advocate for changes within the systems of public health that will promote greater outreach that is cultural relevant to trans and cis women.”

In their own words: “One of my best friends was an HIV positive trans woman who was murdered over 10 years ago in the Tenderloin, so I am very passionate about increasing access to services for trans women, gender non-conforming individuals, and women.”

Scholarship recipients will give presentations on the information they received at FOG trainings and other meetings. To find out more about FOG trainings and events, email sfhivfog@gmail.com.

American Health Care Act Knowledge Roundup

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By, Rebecca Levin

On Monday, house Republicans revealed their alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The American Health Care Act (AHCA) involves multiple reversals to ACA policies and will affect many Americans. Here are some useful resources we’ve identified to help digest what exactly these changes are and how they will affect people living with HIV:

  • This New York Times article lays out, point by point, the changes from the ACA to the AHCA.
  • POZ Magazine’s analysis looks at the present and future effects of the AHCA on people with HIV.
  • Vox’s article is easy to understand and covers how the plan will affect patients with chronic illnesses, like HIV.
  • The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Interactive Map compares the tax credits under the Affordable Care Act to the tax credits under the American Health Care Act.
  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ article takes an in-depth look at how the Medicaid per capita cap would affect coverage.
  • The Western Center on Law and Poverty’s two pager discusses how the AHCA will cause changes to Medi-Cal coverage and shift major financial burden to California.

The Termination of A.J. Boggs and What It Means for You

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By, Rebecca Levin

The California Department of Public Heath (CDPH) has terminated its contract with A.J. Boggs for AIDS Drugs Assistance Program (ADAP) administration.

Effective March 6, 2017, CDPH will directly provide all ADAP eligibility and enrollment services. CDPH is in the process of developing a new enrollment portal, call center, and data processing center for program administration.

The termination of the A.J. Boggs’ contract does not require any action from ADAP clients, but it will cause important changes to enrollment workers’ processes in the following weeks. Clients and providers should keep in mind the following information:

If You Are a Client:

  • The benefits you are receiving, the enrollment worker you work with, and the pharmacy you use will not be impacted by this change.

If You Are an Enrollment Worker:

  • Through 5pm March 3, 2017, continue submitting documentation to A.J. Boggs and calling the A.J. Boggs support team (Ph: 844-550-3944, Fax: 844-666-1411)
  • Beginning Monday, March 6th
    • Call 844-421-7050 for questions regarding eligibility or ADAP enrollment.
    • Fax documents related to Medical Out-of-Pocket Claims to Pool Administrators Inc. at 860-560-8225.
    • For questions regarding medication access at the pharmacy, call Magellan 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-424-5906.
  • If you previously sent information to A.J. Boggs and have not heard back, please fax the information to CDPH at 844-421-8008.
  • Beginning the week of March 13th, the Office of AIDS will start providing enrollment workers training and access to the new enrollment portal.
  • OA-HIPP documentation should be submitted directly to the appropriate OA-HIPP Analyst or faxed to OA-HIPP at (916) 440-5490.

Open Enrollment Ends Today—Don’t Wait!

open-enrollment-update

By, Rebecca Levin

The first month of 2017 is almost gone, and with it, the open enrollment window for health insurance. The time to enroll is now. Be sure to enroll in a health insurance plan through Medi-Cal benefits by January 31 to access benefits in 2017.

If you attempt to enroll by January 31st and do not complete your application, you have until February 4th to complete your Open Enrollment application to receive benefits.

Keep in mind that Covered California might not be your only option. Medi-Cal offers year round enrollment and can pay for treatment and medication. You might qualify for Medi-Cal benefits if you:

  • Have an annual income that is below 138% the poverty level ($16,395 for a single adult)
  • Are 65 or older
  • Are blind or disabled
  • Are under 21 (or are a parent, caretaker relative, of a child under 21) or
  • Are pregnant

PRC’s Equal Access to Healthcare Program is here to help HIV+ San Francisco residents who have problems accessing healthcare. Give us a call at 415-777-0333 for help and more information.