MCC’s Patient Advocates provide a unique service to our community. They are highly trained professionals who help low income or uninsured patients determine what state, federal, or alternative programs are available, such as: Medi-Cal; CalFresh; Education and enrollment assistance for Covered California health insurance; Sliding Scale discounts for low-income people; Medicare Part D selection assistance; Patient Assistance Program for medications.
The MCC Outreach Department coordinates with medical, dental and behavioral staff at MCC in simplifying access to State and Federal programs.
We assist with Medi-Cal and CalFresh applications, and screen patients for income-based sliding scale discounts which can reduce patient out-of-pocket expenses at the facility if they are uninsured. We assist with CoveredCalifornia applications, can help apply for Medicare and Social Security benefits or explain correspondence from the government about these things. The Outreach department also assists with permanent federal disability applications for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income). Once a year, we assist with Medicare Part D screenings during the annual enrollment for medication benefits associated with Medicare.
All three members of the Outreach department can assist patients in Spanish as well as English.
No, the assistance is offered as a community service, free of any charge.
No, this free, confidential service is available to anyone.