Home / Patients & Visitors / Billing & Insurance / MedAssist


Healthcare Insurance Exchange.  

SVMHS is here to help.


AssistanceThe Affordable Care Act can be confusing, but we are here to help!  Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has partnered with MedAssist to be your community resource for in-person assistance with the reform.  We will help answer your questions and guide you through the enrollment process.  Having trouble navigating the CoveredCA website?  We can help with that too.  Please call 831-759-1911 for more information.


Partnering with MedAssist, allows us to offer you free assistance in enrolling:

  • A bi-lingual Certified Enrollment Counselor at SVMH 40 hours per week - someone who speaks your language as well as the confusing terminology of the new healthcare coverage.
  • On-site Medi-Cal enrollment.
  • Personal help with Health Insurance Exchange enrollment.


Affordable Care Act

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, putting into place an extensive reform in order to improve access to affordable healthcare coverage for Americans.  

For those who are uninsured, or for those who do not get their healthcare coverage through work, a key component of the new law took effect October 1, 2013, providing consumers a new Health Insurance Marketplace.  This Marketplace will allow millions of Americans to comparison shop for a variety of coverage that will best meet their healthcare needs.

If you don't have health coverage in 2016, you may have to pay a fee - 2.5% of your income or $695 per adult/$347.50 per child, whichever is more. You must enroll by December 15, 2015 for coverage starting January 1, 2016. 

For more information on the healthcare act, visit


Covered California

The website for California's Marketplace is  Here Californian's can shop and compare quality, affordable health insurance that took effect January, 2014.  Through Covered California, you can also find out if you qualify for Medi-Cal, as well as help you determine if you qualify for any type of assistance programs.  

Contact Us

450 E. Romie Lane
Salinas, CA  93901