HICAP Services of Northern California

A Special Program of Legal Services of Northern California

Welcome to HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program)

HICAP Services of Northern California provides free counseling and advocacy services for Medicare beneficiaries residing in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

Call us to schedule a free, unbiased, confidential counseling session with one of our volunteer HICAP Medicare counselors.

How can HICAP help you?

  • Get help with your Medicare questions and problems.
  • Get help with questions about Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) and evaluating a LTCI policy you already have.
  • Ask for a presentation about Medicare to your community organization or group.
  • For more information on how HICAP can help you, see Our Services.

Disaster or Emergency Area

  • See here for Medicare rules in a disaster or emergency area, for example, seeing a doctor or getting prescriptions.

Medicare Open Enrollment : Oct. 15 - Dec. 7

It’s time to compare Medicare plans and make sure you have the right health and prescription drug coverage for you. Costs and benefits can change every year. HICAP can help you review your coverage options. You can stay with your current plan if you are happy with it. Or you may find a new plan with better coverage, higher quality and lower cost. We provide free enrollment assistance for Medicare plans and provide screening to see if you qualify for Extra Help with your prescription drugs. We can also help you with Medicare problems and help you understand Medicare through one on one counseling.

HICAP offers the following help during Open Enrollment:

1) Call Us to schedule a free appointment during Open Enrollment.

Don't wait! Appointments fill up quickly!

2) Attend a local free HICAP workshop to learn about your Medicare coverage options for 2019.

El Dorado County

Friday, Oct. 19th, at 1:00 PM. El Dorado Hills Senior Center (Gilmore Center) - 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills.

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, at 1:00 PM. Placerville Senior Center - 937 Spring Street, Placerville.

Thursday, Oct. 25th, at 1:00 PM. Pollock Pines/Camino Community Center - 2675 Sanders Dr., Pollock Pines.

Monday, Oct. 29th, at 12:45 PM. Cameron Park Community Center - 2502 Country Club Dr., Cameron Park.

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, at 12:45 PM. South Lake Tahoe Senior Center - 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., SLT.

Thursday, Nov. 8th, at 12:30 PM., Greenwood Community Center - 4401 Highway 193, Greenwood.

San Joaquin County

Tuesday, Oct. 16th, at 10AM. Loel Senior Center - 105 S. Washington Street, Lodi.

Friday, Oct. 19th, at 11AM. Bi-National Health Fair - 631 E Oak Street, Lodi.

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, at 11AM. Plymouth Place - 1320 N Monroe Street, Stockton.

Tuesday, Nov. 6th and Monday, Nov 9th, at 2:30PM. San Joaquin Delta College SICL. For members only.

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, at 10:30AM. Loel Senior Center - 105 S. Washington Street, Lodi.

3) Make a free appointment at one of our Open Enrollment Clinics:

Sacramento County

Tuesday, Oct. 30th (9:30AM - 2:30PM) at CHA. 5380 Elvas Ave., Ste. 221. For appointments, call (916) 376-8915.

Saturday, Nov. 17th (10AM - 4:30PM) at Hart Senior Center. 915 27th St. This clinic is also open to Placer and Yolo county residents. For appointments, call (916) 808-5462.

Yuba & Sutter Counties

Wednesday, Oct. 31st at Buttes Christian Manor. For facility residents only.

Thursday, Nov. 8th (10AM - 3PM) at Yuba City Senior Center. 777 Ainsley Ave., Yuba City, 95991. For appointments, call (530) 822-4608.

Nevada County

Wednesday, Nov. 14th (9:30AM - 1:30PM) at Peace Lutheran Church. 828 West Main St., Grass Valley, 95945. For appointments, call (530) 258-6827.

Placer County

Wednesday, Nov. 7th (9AM - 1PM) at Placer Independent Resource Services. 11768 Atwood Road, Ste. 129, Auburn 95603. For appointments, call (530) 889-9500.

Tuesday, Dec. 4th (9AM - 1PM) at Auburn Senior Center. 550 High St., Ste. 107, Auburn 95603. For appointments, call (530) 889-9500.

Sierra County

Wednesday, Oct. 17th (9:30AM - 1:30PM) at Loyalton Senior Center. 302 First St., Loyalton, 96118. For appointments, call (530) 993-4770.

Are you New to Medicare?

Get started by attending an Introduction to Medicare workshop!

All Workshops are from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Located at 505 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. To reserve a spot, please call (916) 375-3765.

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5th
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19th
  • Wednesday, October 3rd
  • Wednesday, October 17th
  • Wednesday, November 7th
  • Wednesday, November 21st

HICAP is not affiliated with any insurance company, nor does the program sell, promote or solicit any type of insurance. California HICAP is part of a national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and is supported by the California Department of Aging and Agency on Aging Area 4. This project was supported, in part by grant number 90SAPG0052-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.