Navigators available to help with health insurance questions

The Gainesville Sun 

A certified HealthCare Navigator will be available at seven Alachua County Library District locations through Feb. 15 to provide information about health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act as well as to help people sign up for health coverage.

Anyone wishing to enroll in health insurance, shop for a new plan or renew their health coverage can visit one of these locations for free assistance. Information on local resources available for those who don’t qualify for the discounts and can’t afford the insurance is also available.

HealthCare Navigators are trained and scheduled by Suwannee River Area Health Education Center. Cone Park Branch, Headquarters Library, Library Partnership and Tower Road Branch will have a bilingual (Spanish-English) HealthCare Navigator at the dates and times listed below. Please check for the latest updates at www.aclib.us/events.

Alachua Branch, 14913 NW 140 St., Alachua, 386-462-2592. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 15; Jan. 5 and 12; Feb. 2.

Cone Park Branch, 2841A E. University Ave., 334-0720. Bilingual HealthCare Navigator 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11; Jan. 8 and 22; Feb. 12.

Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. Bilingual HealthCare Navigator 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 17; Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Feb. 4 and 11; noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Dec. 12; Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Feb. 6 and 13; 9:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 19.

High Springs, 135 NW First Ave., 386-454-2515. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Feb. 9; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23.

Library Partnership, 1130 NE 16th Ave. 334-0165. Bilingual HealthCare Navigator noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 18; Jan. 15 and 29; Feb. 5.

Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43rd St., 334-1272. 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 16; Jan. 6, 13 and 20; Feb. 3 and 10.

Tower Road Branch, 3020 SW 75th St. 333-2840. Bilingual HealthCare Navigator 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 and 29; Jan. 5, 12 an 26; Feb. 2 and 9.

For more information, go to Library District’s eBranch at www.aclib.us or contact Nickie Kortus at 334-3909 or nkortus@aclib.us. For information about HealthCare Navigators from WellFlorida Council in the North Florida area, visit http://ncfnavigators.org. Anyone with a disability or who needs an accommodation is entitled, at no cost, to certain assistance. Contact the Alachua County Library District at 334-3910 at least three days before the event.

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