How to get Health Coverage in the Time of COVID-19

 

How to get Health Coverage in the Time of COVID-19

Los Angeles, CA – It’s important to sign up for ongoing, comprehensive health care coverage for care that you may need for COVID-19,  and all other health needs.  California has many options available for health coverage.  It’s more important than ever to get covered because of COVID-19.

Covered California has extended its enrollment period through June 30th, 2020.  Coverage may be more affordable than ever due to state subsidy enhancements enacted this year.  Coverage will start on the first day of the following month from the day that you apply.

If you have lost employment or had a decrease in your income, you may now qualify for Medi-Cal.   Medi-Cal enrollment is open year round and provides comprehensive coverage at no cost for those who qualify.  Coverage is retroactive to the first of the month in which you applied.

If you don’t have health coverage and need to seek medical care related to COVID-19, you may qualify for Medi-Cal Presumptive Eligibility (PE).  Presumptive Eligibility provides temporary coverage for people who seek diagnostic testing, testing-related services, and treatment for COVID-19.

At Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (APHCV), Enrollment Workers are eager to help with your health insurance needs.  For more information,  call (323) 644-3888 for an enrollment appointment or consultation.  We offer bilingual assistance in Cantonese, Khmer, Mandarin, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

About Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc.

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (APHCV)’s mission is to be the medical home for our patients by providing personalized, quality health care services in a culturally accessible manner.

Our Vision

APHCV is a medical home where our patients and their families from diverse backgrounds attain optimal health and wellness.

Dear APHCV Female Patients,

We sincerely hope that you and your family are well and safe during this COVID-19 time.

We are reaching out to you because you might have received services such as gynecological (GYN), family planning, prenatal care and obstetrical services, and well women’s health check-up at APHCV.

We want to make sure that you knew that many of the women’s health service can be done via telephone visits. Health issues such as:

  • Pregnancy test counseling and prenatal care.
  • Any period issues (ex: irregular bleeding, painful periods, PMS, heavy periods)
  • Any vaginal pain/abnormal discharge or issues with urination
  • Concerns about pregnancy, birth control or sexually transmitted infection testing.
  • Breast issues (ex: lumps, discharge, pain).

 

If you have any concern, please do call us to make an appointment or just call to ask questions at (323)644-3888.

Thank you and please do take care of you and your family.

COVID-19 Testing

Due to the shortage of test kits nationally, APHCV does not provide COVID-19 Testing at this time. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) advises that mild cases of COVID-19 will not be tested. Severe COVID-19 suspect cases are referred to the Emergency Department where COVID-19 testing is performed. Due to the high risk of spread, LAC DPH also advises that home care is provided for mild colds, flu, and COVID-19 disease like symptoms. APHCV is offering telephone visits with our providers for your convenience and access to care. Please make an appointment by calling (323)644-3888 if you need care.

Dear APHCV Patients,

You might be concerned about coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  We, at Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc., have been following guidelines from local and national authorities to ensure the health and safety of our patients, physicians, staff, and the communities.

In order to reduce the speed of spread of COVID-19, APHCV has decided that, effective Wednesday March 18 2020, telephone visit appointments are convenient and safe ways to provide you with care from your home.  We are contacting you to inform you about this change and explain how telephone visit appointment will work. You can continue to schedule by calling for appointment at (323) 644-3888.

To help protect you and your family from possible exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we strongly advise you and your family of the following:

  • If you have cough, cold or flu symptoms or have been exposed to any ill contacts, please call us at (323) 644-3888 for instructions or make telephone visit appointment with our Provider instead of an in-person office visit.
  • If you have an urgent issue, please call (323) 644-3888 for telephone visit appointment instead of an in-person office visit. Our Providers or Triage Staff will provide guidance for your health concern and make recommendations for next steps. If an in-person visit is needed, our Provider will be able to assist you.
  • If you have any question about appointment, please call (323) 644-3888. As always, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Advice on staying healthy:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Alcohol hand sanitizers are also effective.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick (and keep sick children home from school). But make sure to arrange to pick up medication and keep your medical appointment (Remember APHCV now provides telephone visit appointment for you with your provider)
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you use a tissue, throw it away after use and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For more up to date information on coronavirus, go to www.aphcv.org. We are asking screening questions to our patients and visitors at our facility entrance to protect you, your family, communities and our staff. We appreciate for your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you for working with us to keep you and your families and our communities safer.

Sincerely, APHCV Care Team