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  • The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) successfully assisted over 21,000 community members with their enrollment into Covered California. As of October 1, 2017 PHD estimates that more than 8,500 people were enrolled into Medi-Cal or a Covered California Health Exchange plan since Health Care Reform enrollments began in October 2013. The current enrollment period is from November 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. Health plan renewal will also be taking place during this time. The PHD has 35 Covered California Certified Application Counselors available to provide assistance with Medi-cal and health plan enrollments and renewals.

  • Medi-Cal enrollment is available year round.