Travis AFB Community
In Solano County
There are many health care services in Solano County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act.
California is among the states that have implemented their own health care plan, Medi-Cal, and there are approximately 13 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries in all 58 California counties enrolled in one of the six main models of managed care offered by a dozen carriers. Go to the Covered California website, www.coveredca.com, for additional information. The state’s Medi-Cal helpline (800-541-5555) can assist applicants trying to navigate their numerous health insurance choices.
See the Advertiser Directory in this guide to connect with local hospitals and medical centers, health care centers and health care providers.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CLINICS AND RESOURCES
A community health center or clinic is customarily the place to go for those who have no health insurance or have limited income or ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept most insurance and provide affordable, comprehensive health care by well-trained, professional staff. They also serve those who are uninsured and underinsured, and most are open to making sliding scale payment arrangements based on income and family size.
For a full list of community health centers in Solano County and neighboring cities, visit the Community Medical Centers Inc. website at www.communitymedicalcenters.org and select “Locations.”
The Dental Board of California website, www.dbc.ca.gov, is a useful place to start in finding a dentist. Click on “License Search” from the home page and select “License Type” to find or verify a dentist or dental assistant. You can also seek referrals from people you know who’ve had dental care in the area.
Consider the following to find the best dentist for your needs.
- Are the dentist’s office hours convenient for your schedule?
- Is the dental office close to your home or office?
- How are dental emergencies handled?
- Does the office appear to be clean and well organized?
- Is the staff helpful and friendly?
- What are the dental office’s financial policies and how is insurance handled?
- The California Dental Association can give you tips for oral health and low-cost dental care. Visit www.cda.org for more information.