County of Marin Health and Human Services

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Marin County

Information on Service Adjustments During the COVID-19 Emergency

HHS is the County’s largest department with more than 700 employees who work at many sites throughout Marin. Many HHS offices have reopened with limited staffing to the public. Staff will continue to provide services remotely when possible for safety reasons, and residents in need of HHS services should consider conducting conversations over the phone or email when possible. Please call ahead if you have an appointment or require in-person assistance.

  • Adult Protective Services: (415) 473-2774.
  • Skilled Nursing/Assisted Living Ombudsman: (415) 473-7446.
  • Child Protective Services: (415) 473-7153.
  • Public Assistance Call Center (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWorks): 1 (877) 410-8817, or visit c4yourself.com.
  • General Relief: (415) 473-3450.
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Access Line: 1 (888) 818-1115.
  • For information on resources and services specifically for older adults (persons 60+), persons with disabilities and family caregivers, call (415) 473-INFO (415) 473-4636 or email 473-INFO@marincounty.org.
  • HHS created a phone hotline, (415) 473-7191 (CRS 711), and an online contact form, for residents to contact staff with questions or concerns about the virus and about the county and community response. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays, and interpreter services are available.
  • Dial 711 for CA Relay Service (link is external)

 

  • Did you know? A family of four making up to $95,400/yr could qualify for a subsidy to purchase private insurance on the Covered California Exchange.
  • Did you know? You can apply for a Covered California health insurance plan at anytime if you lose your health coverage for example, no longer being eligible for Medi-Cal or losing health coverage through your job..
  • Did you know? You can apply for a Covered California health insurance plan at anytime if you change in place of residency which includes moving to California from another state or being released from jail or prison.
  • Did you know? You can apply for a Covered California health insurance plan at anytime if you get married or enter into a domestic partnership.
  • Did you know? You can apply for a Covered California health insurance plan at anytime if you have a child, adopt a child, receive a child into foster care, or place a child in adoption or in a foster home.

Getting covered is easy, apply:

Don't have health coverage? You'll pay for it!

This year's tax penalty is $695 per person or 2.5% of your yearly household income. This is an increase from last year's penalty of $325 or 2% of your yearly household income. And that's on top of medical bills that may pile up without insurance. Visit the Healthcare.gov website for more information at www.healthcare.gov/fees-exemptions.

Even if you do not qualify for health insurance you can seek medical care at any of Marin's Federally Qualified Health Clinics.

Report Suspected Fraud to Covered California

Alert Covered California by calling (800) 300-1506 or by emailing consumerprotection@covered.ca.gov. The Office of Consumer Protection will track and investigate complaints and refer to law enforcement as appropriate. Identity theft is against the law and is punishable by imprisonment and fines. More information on consumer protection is available at coveredca.com/consumerprotection.