Community Engagement and Outreach
The Ventura County Health Care Agency proudly supports local community efforts as an engagement opportunity to convey important health messaging such as nutrition, prevention efforts and health access education. Our dedicated outreach teams work in multiple community settings such as local schools, farms, faith based organizations and small/large community functions.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Coverage Notice
Self Pay Discount Program
Are you uninsured/underinsured?
Did you know that we offer assistance programs that you may be eligible for like the Self-Pay Discount Program?
You may be eligible if:
If you are not eligible for insurance coverage or
Have insurance coverage (with high out of pocket cost)
You meet income guidelines
You may apply for the discount program regardless of your immigration status.
Please inquire about program requirements and application assistance with our bilingual clinic staff.
Interpretation services are available.
Shopping for Health Coverage for 2018 is Easy!
Covered California offers a range of choices of quality private health insurance plans. You can choose the health plan and level of coverage that provides the best value for you.
We encourage you to check and see if you qualify for financial help, compare plans and check to be sure the doctors or hospitals you want are included in the networks you are comparing by using the Covered California Provider Search Tool or contacting the health insurance companies directly.
How to Renew with Covered California
In the first weeks of October annually, you should have received an important renewal notice about your health coverage from Covered California. This notice provided available choices for the following year. 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 the previous year if that option 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:  889-4500) to make the change.
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!
To enroll online, just log in to your CoveredCA.com account. If you do not have an online account, simply click "Create one now." You can also call the Covered California Service Center at 1-800-300-1506 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Community Health Fairs/Forums/Festivals and More!
Sat. September 8 from 7:30am-1pm
9th Annual La Colonia Community 5K and Health Fair
Del Sol Park
1800 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard
Sat. September 8 from 10am – 1pm
Senator Jackson & Assemblymember Limon - Family Health Fair @
Veteran’s Memorial Park, Santa Paula
Mon. September 10 from 12pm – 2pm
Gold Coast Transit Employee Open Enrollment/Health and Wellness Fair
301 E. Third Street, Oxnard
Tues. September 11 from 4-7 pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
427 N. Oak Street, Santa Paula
Tues. September 11 from 5 – 7 pm
OB Celebration @ VCMC
300 Hillmont Ave (Cafeteria Auditorium), Ventura
Thurs. September 13 from 8:30am – 1:30pm
Mexican Consulate – Fiestas Patrias
3151 W. 5th Street, Oxnard
Sat. September 15 from 8-noon
Suicide Prevention Walk “Out of the Darkness Community Walks”
Constitution Park, Camarillo
Sat. September 15 from 2-6pm
CSUCI Community Health Clinic CSU Channel Islands Community Health Clinic
855 S. F Street, Oxnard
Sun. September 16 from 3-7pm
Moorpark Education Foundation – Food Truck Meet Up
Moorpark High School, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark
Tues. September 18 from 5 – 7 pm
OB Celebration – Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. 10th Street (Library), Santa Paula
Wed. September 19 from 9am – noon
Suicide Prevention Forum
Oxnard College Campus, 4000 S. Rose Ave, Oxnard
Sat. September 22 from 9am-1pm
EFPC - United We Stand to Prevent Falls, Fall Forum at VACE
Ventura Adult Continuing Education Center, 5200 Valentine Rd, Ventura
Sat. September 22 from 11am-4pm
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard & Port Hueneme - Day for Kids
1900 W. 5th Street, Oxnard
Sat. September 22 from 11 am – 6 pm
Conejo Valley Pride held at
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks
Tues. September 25 from 2-5pm
Social Feed Project – Simi at the Garden, Free Farmers Market
1636 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley
Tues. September 25 from 4-7pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
427 N. Oak Street, Santa Paula
Wed. September 26 from 6:30-8:30pm
Start Smart at Family Medicine Residency & Specialty Care Center
300 Hillmont Ave, Building 340, Ventura
Fri. September 28 from 10am – 2pm
NBVC Disaster Preparedness Resource Fair
VCHCA - Community Resources and Partners in Care
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)
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
Covered CA/Medi-Cal Enrollment
For an appointment please call: (805) 981-5212 or (866) 481-7674
Chronic Disease Prevention Programs
For more information please call: (805) 981-6658
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
Elena Gutierrez, Injury Prevention/Outreach Coordinator: 805-652-5904
OB Tours for Expectant Women/Families (OB Celebration)
VCMC - 2nd Tuesday of the month - Upcoming dates 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13 & 12/11/18 (805) 652-6090
Santa Paula Hospital - 3rd Tuesday of the month - Upcoming dates 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13 & 12/18 (805) 933-8620
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
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)
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. (805) 653-5045