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HICAP of Northern California


505 12th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 376-8915

Charity Navigator Rating: 96 (as Legal Services of Northern California) CHARITY NAVIGATOR REPORT


HICAP provides Medicare advocacy and education to patients in Northern and Central California counties.

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program) of Northern California provides free, unbiased and confidential Medicare counseling and advocacy services in a variety of regions, including the following counties:

  • El Dorado
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Sacramento
  • San Joaquin
  • Sierra
  • Sutter
  • Yolo
  • Yuba 

Managed by Legal Services of California, HICAP provides counselors who are registered with the California Department of Aging. The counselors are all volunteer and can answer questions and guide clients through information on Medicare rights and benefits. This service includes navigating appeals for those who have been denied coverage, discovering potential supplemental insurance, and understanding Medicare Advantage plans. Counselors are also knowledgeable about employee and retiree coverage and provide community education.

HICAP regularly participates in community health and senior fairs, and produces various public service announcements advertising both HICAP services and Medicare information in general.

The HICAP website is also a hub of resources, notifying visitors of upcoming open enrollment periods, explaining how to get a consultation with a counselor, and easily laying out all they have to offer the community. There is also information about volunteering; counselors are trained through HICAP and then graduate into active volunteer hours helping seniors find their way to affordable, safe healthcare options.

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San Joaquin County community groups and nonprofits play a fundamental role in making this a safe and thriving place.

Consider getting involved by volunteering your time, donating money, or both. Above you can learn about what services HICAP of Northern California provides to the community and easily volunteer, donate, register for services, or connect with them on social media. Visit the San Joaquin County Community Groups directory to see a comprehensive list of organizations on all subjects that are relevant to creating a vibrant local community.

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