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‘Mandatory enrollment’ Jan. 1

RIDGECREST REGIONAL HOSPITAL(RRH) – Just a reminder that Medi-Cal patients will be required to choose a Kern County Plan, as statewide managed care implements its mandatory enrollment on Jan. 1, 2023.

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital officials pointed out that not all plans allow access to services RRH. While RRH is contracted to provide services for Medi-Cal patients, your current level of care may be disrupted if you choose a plan like Medicare Advantage.

The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program offers free, confidential education and counseling to senior citizens looking for assistance navigating healthcare and insurance. To make an appointment you can contact 661-868-1067.

If you wish to inquire directly about RRH clinics and services, you can call your provider or RRH Senior Services at 760-371-1445. They can help review the options carefully and select the choice that is best for you.