Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

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2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

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AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

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Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

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If you have questions about your Medicare rights and benefits, look no further. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, also known as HICAP, is here to help.

HICAP counselors are trained in Medi-Cal and Medicare and can help you understand the many different insurance options to find the best fit for you.

These are some of the issues we can help you with:

  • How to sign up for Medicare now that you are almost 65
  • Information about  Medicare parts A, B, C, and D
  • Questions on prescription drug coverage, co-pays, or eligibility rules
  • Help filing an appeal or challenging a denial
  • What is covered by Medicare
  • How to compare benefits when choosing a plan
  • Understanding the Share of Cost with Medi-cal
  • Medi-cal benefits comparison with HMO and Medicare Advantage
  • Coverage in the gap (gap in medication coverage)
  • Extra help in paying for prescription coverage
  • Replacing your Medicare card

HICAP services are free of charge and are available at several locations throughout Tulare and Kings counties, including Visalia, Tulare, Porterville, Dinuba, and Hanford. You can also learn about Medicare or Medi-Cal by attending one of the many community presentations or conferences conducted by HICAP counselors.