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SACRAMENTO – Forget plagued websites, Covered California is given area residents a chance to sign up for affordable health insurance in person.

Enrollment Day in Sacramento will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. Individuals and families can find out more information and apply on-site at four different locations in four different parts of the city.

  • In North Sacramento, the location is Grant High, 1400 Grand Avenue.
  • In the downtown area, the location is the Sacramento Central Library’s Tsakopoulos Galleria, 828 I Street. Free parking with validation at the parking garage on 10th and I. Ask for a pass at the library information desk.
  • In Oak Park, Enrollment Day festivities will be held at the Dr. Ephraim Williams Family Life Center, 4036 14th Avenue.
  • In the South area, residents can go to the offices of Dr. Richard Pan, located at 2251 Florin Road.

There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be provided, as will other free services including health screenings.

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act is October 1-May 31, 2014. Those attending should bring the following paperwork: W-2 or last years tax return, birth certificate or legal resident card; Proof of US citizenship/residency status, social security number; Proof of property/assets such as current bank statement, vehicle registration; Information needed to enroll family members, number of people enrolling, birth dates, social security numbers, and home zip code.

The event is presented locally in partnership that includes City of Sacramento – Office of Mayor Kevin Johnson, CBHN-California Black Health Network, The California Endowment, the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Dr. Richard Pan – Assemblymember, 9th Assembly District, City of Sacramento – Councilmember Allen Wayne Warren, District 2, Sacramento Chapter NAACP, Images Theatre Productions, the Center for Community Health and Well Being, The G.R.E.E.N. Foundation, Center of Praise Ministries, Great Beginnings for Black Babies, Black Women For Wellness and the Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation.

For more information, contact the California Black Health Network at (916) 333-0613 or visit