Community Health Initiative of Orange County

2021 Covered CA Open Enrollment

The Special Enrollment Period for Covered California is open from April 12, 2021 through the end of 2021, sign up for health coverage through Covered CA. If your income has been reduced, lost your job and/or health insurance due to the coronavirus crisis, CHIOC help. Covered CA makes getting affordable, quality health insurance for millions of Californians simple and more affordable.

It is also time to renew for 2021 health insurance! Our CHIOC Health Access Specialists can help guide you step by step to renew, change coverage, or make any updates to your health plan.

We are here to help navigate the health care system and select a plan that works best for you and your family. Our CHIOC Health Access Specialists can assist you, please call us to set up an appointment at 1-855-927-8333.

COVID-19 Status Update

CHIOC is here to help during this health crisis. We are providing services over the phone, enrolling clients into Medi-Cal and social service programs. We can also help connect you to a range of supportive services if you are impacted by COVID-19. We are here to help you!

Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Monday – Friday) & 10 AM -2 PM (Saturday)

Phone Number: 855-927-8333

Our team is grateful to be able to contribute meaningful work to the community during this challenging time. Thank you to our partners, supporters and funders for allowing us to continue delivering high-quality services to vulnerable families. If you are able to support us, you can contribute using the donate button on our home page.

Our Mission & Vision

To connect children, families and other adults to affordable and quality healthcare and social services.

Low-income communities are especially vulnerable to high rates of the uninsured, which negatively impacts quality of life and financial stability. By connecting children and families with low-cost or no-cost options for health care, we hope to get them the services they need, and in turn create a healthier, more successful future.

CHIOC assists children and families enroll into the following programs:

  Children’s Health Programs


  • Medi-Cal for Children and Pregnant Women
  • Medi-Cal for Families (Formerly Healthy Families)


   Adult Health Programs (19-65 years)          

  • Medi-Cal for Adults
  • Covered California

  Social Services Programs                

  • CalFresh (Food Stamps)
  • CalWORKs (Cash Aid)

Helping all Orange County residents stay healthy by having access to health care coverage

Helping families navigate the complexities of today’s health care system is essential to a healthy community. Community Health Initiative of Orange County (CHIOC) is a non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the number of uninsured children in Orange County. CHIOC helps families by screening them for health care and social services programs, determining their eligibility and assisting them with the enrollment process. After families apply, CHI OC’s Health Access Staff members follow-up with them, ensure that they are able to access their covered benefits and that their coverage is renewed every year. Our enrollment team is available to help clients throughout Orange County. Please call 855-927-8333 for assistance or more information.

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1505 E. 17th Street, Suite 121
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Main Office: (714) 619-4050
Toll Free: 1-855-927-8333
Fax: (714) 619-4064


Enrollment Assistance:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm Friday 11:00am-4:00pm