Community & Professional Outreach


The Ventura County Health Care Agency proudly participates in local community events to convey important health messaging such as health access and nutrition education. Our dedicated outreach teams work in multiple community settings such as local schools, churches and events. 

VCHCA also hosts professional symposiums for CME opportunities and many of our health providers are available to lecture on a variety of health topics. To learn more about outreach efforts and upcoming events, please contact: Adriana Gonzalez, VCHCA Community Outreach Manager Direct: (805) 339-1105 or Email:


Mobile Mammography


The Mobile Mammography Program provides Screening to women/men in the community setting and a proud participate of the Every Women Counts Program. Screening is available at VCMC. 


Mobile Medical Clinic

Mobile Medical Clinic provides Medical Services and 

Community Health Screening/Education.


Health Access and Education Center


Provides application assistance for health access/insurance programs

(Covered CA, Medi-Cal and the Self Pay Program).


 Health Access and Education Center

Health Coverage Notice

Join us at a Health fair, Festival or Forum near you:

Covered CA Open Enrollment Begins Soon! 

For coverage to take effect on January 1, 2017, enroll by December 15, 2016. 

It is important to take a look at your health plan during renewal because the plan options and rates in your area change each year, and you may qualify for a different amount of financial help, especially if things like your income, family size and address have changed during the year.

How to Renew with Covered California

In the first weeks of October, you will receive an important renewal notice about your health coverage from Covered California. This notice will help you understand your choices for 2017, so it is important for you to review it carefully. If you take no action to actively renew or change plans, you will automatically be renewed, 30 days after the date on your renewal notice, into the same plan you had in 2016 if it is still available.

During renewal and open enrollment, you have two options to renew your health plan through Covered California:  

Option 1): To make changes to your coverage or switch health plans, use our Shop and Compare Tool to review the plans. Then either log on to your Covered California online account, contact a:

  • Certified Insurance Agent or Certified Enrollment Counselor 
  • Call Covered California at (800) 300-1506 (TTY: [888] 889-4500) to make the change.
  • UnitedHealthcare will not offer health plans with Covered California in 2017. This means that if you currently have a UnitedHealthcare plan, you must select a new health plan for 2017.

Option 2): If you want to keep your same health plan and coverage and if you provided consent, Covered California will automatically check your information with federal government data sources and renew your coverage with the same health plan. You will be automatically renewed in the same health plan, if it is still available.

How to Renew with Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal renewals happen throughout the year, on the anniversary of the member’s enrollment in Medi-Cal. This means that a Medi-Cal renewal may or may not coincide with a Covered California renewal. If someone in your family has Medi-Cal, they will receive a Medi-Cal renewal form from the Human Services Agency. Complete this form and mail or fax it, along with any needed information the county requests, to the human services agency.  You can also renew by visiting your county human services agency in person or by calling the phone number on the renewal notice. 

We can assist you also! Please call (888) 472--4463 

for an appointment for application assistance near you!

Activities for October 2016 

Have a Healthy and Happy Halloween 

Trick or Treat! 

Sat. October 1 - 8am – 2pm

Binational Health Week Fair 

Ventura Community College Market Place

4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura

Sat. October 1 - 11am – 4pm

City of Oxnard - Multicultural Festival 

Plaza Park - Oxnard

Wed. October 5 - 10am – 2pm

Love your Life Health Fair/Ama tu Vida Feria de Salud

Oxnard College Campus Fair (Student Quad) 

4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard

Sat. October 8 - 9am – 3pm

Moorpark Country Days – Street Fair

On Historic High Street

Sat. October 15 - Hours TBA

Binational Health Week Fair 

Rio Vista Middle School

3050 Thames River Drive, Oxnard

Sat. October 15 - 9am – 12pm

VCSELPA - Ventura County Transition Fair 

Pacifica High School 

600 E. Gonzales Road, Oxnard

Sun. October 16 - 7am – 3pm

Sathya Sai Baba – Oxnard Free Medical, Dental & Vision Screening Camp 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 

500 N. Juanita Avenue, Oxnard

Tues. October 18 - 10am – 1pm

County of Ventura – Employee and Financial Wellness Fair 

Government Center – Between HOJ and HOA

Wed. October 19 - 8am – 5pm

Zenith AG Safety Summit - Farmworker Wellness 

Private Event

Fri. October 21 - 11:30am – 2:30pm

VCSELPA - TNT Taking it to the Teachers Mini Fair

Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE)

5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo

Sat. October 22 - 10am – 2pm

City of Fillmore - Active Adult Fair

Active Adult Center 

533 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore

Fri. October 28 - 12 – 5pm

VUSD Ventura County X-C Championships 

Lake Casitas

11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura

VCHCA - Community Resources and Partners in Care


2016 Holiday Calendar

 See Calendar

Animal Services

(805) 388-4355


Behavioral Health - For Individuals in need of Mental Health Service or 

Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis, please call: 

Please call: Star Program: (866) 998-2243 Available 24/7 or (805) 981-4233

Adult Crisis Team: (877) 327-4747 or 911 (Request a CIT officer)

Mental Health First Aide (MHFA): 

An 8-hour certification course to help participants better understand

mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies. 
To register please call: Jeen Rha (805) 981-2220 

Breast Feeding Education and Support

VCMC/SPH Encourages you to attend a breastfeeding class before entering the 34th week of pregnancy. For more details, please contact (805) 652-6090

Support Group Flyers: English / Spanish 

Class Schedules: English / Spanish

COPD Access to Community Health (CATCH) Program 

Is a no-cost program designed to improve health outcomes for people diagnosed with COPD. Please call (805) 677-5162 today to sign up or get more information. Flyer English / Flyer Spanish

Child Birthing Preparation Classes

Offered at no cost for patients of VCMC/SPH. For more details, please contact (805) 652-6090 or See Flyer


Covered CA/Medi-Cal Enrollment

For an appointment please call: (805) 981-5212  or (866) 481-7674

Chronic Disease Prevention Programs - CDPP Events Calendar October

For more information please call: (805) 981-6658

Healthy Living Program:   See Flyer


Dental Hygiene Program at Oxnard College:  Flyer

Injury Prevention (Car Seat, Helmet, Young Driver Safety & Fall Prevention)

  • Child Passenger Safety Seat Check Station
  • Car Seat and Injury Prevention presentation for parents
  • Start Smart October Flyer

Elena Gutierrez, Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator: 805-652-5904

EDD CalJOBS: Jobs Flyer

VCHCA - Community Resources and Partners in Care


OB Tours for Expectant Women/Families (OB Celebration)

VCMC  - 2nd Tuesday of the month 805) 652-6090

Santa Paula Hospital - 3rd Tuesday of the month (805) 933-8620

Parenting Classes

Parent Project is a national program created by parents, for parents to help raise healthy & happy teens by changing destructive adolescent behavior.

To register please call (805) 276-7671

Safe Kids Ventura County

Safe Kids Ventura County is led by Ventura County Public Health Department, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

Stepping On - Strategies to Prevent Falling

Coming soon to VCMC/Santa Paula Hospital courtesy of VCAAA. This free workshop consists of 7 sessions of exercises & strategies, designed for adults 65 or older, who had a fall in the past year, fears falling, lives at home and does not have dementia. Contact: Dina Ontiveras, Fall Prevention Coordinator (805) 477-7343 or (805) 652-5904

Stress and Wellness Class:  Flyer

Tobacco Education and Prevention

Cessation Classes Call It Quits / Call It Quits Spanish

Tattoo Removal Clinic  

Orientation is provided for first time participants. Orientation will be at the Las Islas Women's Clinic: 2400 S. C Street, Oxnard (No appointment is necessary, Space is limited & 1st come-1st serve)

Next Clinic is scheduled: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 8:30 am - noon 

Ventura Area Agency on Aging

Walk with Ease Classes Flyer

Watershed Protection -  Garden Friendly Seminars and Workshops (free) 

Meiners Oaks Flyer / Oak Park Flyer

Wellness Center of Ventura  

A center designed to provide a positive healing environment for adults with mental health challenges, to build strengths, increase skills, linkage to community resources and peer support through recovery journey.  

Expresso Flyer: English / Spanish

TWC Calendar of events:  English / Spanish

PLI Calendar of Events:  Spanish Calendar

Ventura Calendar

Peer Employment Training:  Flyer

Apply for Health Coverage - Get Informed about Medi-Cal  


The Affordable Care Act requires that most people have health care coverage. Enroll now for new health insurance options for you and your family, some at no cost to you.

Medi-Cal programs provide no-cost or low-cost health insurance for adults who are aged (65 years or older), blind, disabled, pregnant, or in a long-term facility; for children who are under 21 years of age; or for families with children including those who receive CalWORKs.  In 2014, eligibility for Medi-Cal was expanded to include people who are non-disabled, non-elderly and qualifying adults aged 19-64 with income levels at or below 138% the Federal Poverty LevelClick here to download the application - English or Spanish. Once completed, mail/deliver the application at a Human Services Agency - Intake & Eligibility Center near you. 

Mail to: Oxnard Intake & Eligibility Center, 1400 Vanguard Drive Oxnard, CA 93030

 For more information please visit one of the VCHSA offices or on the web: VCHSA - Medi-Cal Home Page

Online at

Medicare and You

Medicare and You: Open Enrollment Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15 - December 7. If you have Medicare, you should review you coverage. Even if you are happy with your current coverage, you might find a new plan that’s a better fit for your budget or health needs. Take the time to: Review your plan notice. Think about what matters most to you. Find out if you qualify for help paying for your Medicare. Shop for plans that meet your needs and fit your budget and check your plan’s star rating before you enroll. 1-800-MEDICARE or visit for more information. 

Local assistance is available through the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP).  The purpose of the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is to provide free counseling and community education on Medicare, Medicare Part D, managed care, and other health insurance issues. If you wish to access this service, you may contact your local senior center to make an appointment or contact our local office at (805) 477-7310. For additional HICAP resources or information, please call HICAP (805) 477-7310 or 1-800-434-0222.  

What’s the Medicare Open Enrollment Period?

Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.

How do people know if they need to change plans?

People in a Medicare health or prescription drug plan should always review the materials their plans send them, like the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC). If their plans are changing, they should make sure their plans will still meet their needs for the following year. If they’re satisfied that their current plans will meet their needs for next year and it’s still being offered, they don’t need to do anything.

Health Care Agency
5851 Thille Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036