Get Insured for Less Stress and More Health Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Get Insured for Less Stress and More Health

Get Insured for Less Stress and More Health

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Health insurance helps you to live life rather than worrying about an unexpected illness or injury. Health care is more affordable and accessible when you have insurance. Access to quality healthcare services leads to better health and lower early death rates. Need insurance? Here are some tips for finding no-cost and affordable options. 

Do American Indians Need Health Insurance?

Yes. Emergency visits, hospitalizations and specialty care received outside of tribal health facilities are often not covered by Indian Health Service. These situations can be financially devastating and can limit the options if you do need to see a specialist. 

Medi-Cal Insurance Coverage

Medi-Cal is California’s health care program for low-income residents. This program pays for a variety of medical, behavioral health, and dental services for children and adults.

You can apply for Medi-Cal benefits regardless of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status. You must live in the state of California and eligibility is based on income and family size.

You can apply any time during the year for Medi-Cal. Click HERE for to see if you quality and to apply for Medi-Cal.

What is Covered California?

Covered California is a free service that connects residents with brand-name health insurance. It is a great resource for Californians who do not qualify for Medi-Cal and who have a hard time affording health insurance.  

The single Covered California application will tell you if you qualify for Medi-Cal or any of the reduced costs Covered California insurance options.

You must enroll in Covered California during the open enrollment period. To learn more and to submit an application with Covered California, click HERE.

What is open enrollment?

Open enrollment is the time of year when everyone can apply for a plan through Covered California. It is open now, with coverage beginning on January 1. Outside open enrollment, people who experience qualifying life events can apply during special enrollment.

Click HERE to learn more and apply now.

Chapa-De is Here to Help!

We know this process can be confusing and our team can help. The following staff members are Certified Enrollment Specialists and can help you navigate the different health coverage options to help you get covered.

  • Eligibility Specialist, Gilbert Riojas (530) 887-2800 ext. 2883
  • Patient Care Coordinator, Donna Jenkins (530) 477-9576
  • AI/AN Community Health Representative, Sami Enos (530) 863-4682
  • Latin@ Community Health Representative, Hernan Espinosa (530) 887-2800 ext. 9569

For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at


Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community Members