The deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for 2017 is January 31. Â The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness is urging uninsured residents to meet with any of the health insurance navigators at one of its five health centers and sign-up. Â Â Applicants should bring identification and proof of income and insurance, if they have any. Â It may take up to 60 â€“ 90 minutes for navigators to search through the several insurance plans offered by the eight major health insurance providers in Georgia. Â These certified health insurance navigators can help residents to compare plans and apply for financial assistance. Â To start your application, log on to www.healthcare.gov.
Walk-in appointments will be available at the Adamsville Regional Health Center, Center for Health & Rehabilitation, College Park Regional Health Center, Neighborhood Union Health Center and the North Fulton Service Center during specified dates and times. Â To qualify for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, you must be a resident of Georgia and a U.S. citizen or a U.S. naturalized citizen. Â This free help is made possible due to a partnership between the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, the Morehouse School of Medicine and Insure Georgia. Â Since open enrollment began in November, hundreds of residents have been assisted by the Fulton County navigators.
The remaining locations and dates to meet with a licensed health navigator are:
College Park Regional Health Center, 1920 John Wesley Ave., College Park, GA 30337 Phone: Â 404-765-4155
Mondays: Â January 23, 30 from 9:00 a.m. â€“ 2:00 p.m.
Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Dr., Atlanta, GA 30331 Â Phone: Â 404-613-4215
Tuesdays: Â January 17, 24, 31 from 10:00 a.m. â€“ 2:00 p.m.
North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, GA Â 30350 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Phone: Â 404-612-CARE.
Tuesdays: January 17, 24, 31 from 10:00 a.m. â€“ 2:00 p.m.
Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 265 Boulevard NE., Atlanta, GA 30312 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Phone: 404-613-1650
Wednesdays: January 18, 25 from 10:00 a.m. â€“ 2:00 p.m.
Neighborhood Union Health Center, 186 Sunset Ave., Atlanta, GA Â 30314 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Phone: Â 404-612-4665 Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Thursdays: January 12, 19, 26 from Noon â€“ 2:00 p.m. Â Â