Office of the Mayor

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 1282016
Mayor Garcia, Health Department Host Enrollment Drive for President Obama’s “Healthy Communities Challenge” This Saturday
Public encouraged to enroll prior to Sunday deadline
Daniel Brezenoff
Mayor Garcia's Deputy Chief of Staff
Mayor's office

Long Beach: The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with Mayor Robert Garcia, will open its doors for enrollment in health care coverage this Saturday, January 30, from 8:00am – 1:00pm, at its headquarters, 2525 Grand Ave, Suite 210, in Long Beach.


The event is part of local efforts to enroll as many people as possible in response to President Obama’s “Healthy Communities Challenge,” which is targeting 20 major cities nationwide to increase health coverage. The city with the most new enrollees will receive a visit from the President.


Mayor Garcia will be there from 8:30-9:00 am greet enrollees.


“I want to encourage anyone who needs health insurance to come down to the Health Department Saturday and enroll,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “My thanks to the Long Beach Health Department for hosting, and to President Obama for leading this crucial effort to expand health care to all Americans.”


To enroll, individuals must bring photo identification, proof of income (recent paychecks, letter from work, proof ofCalworks or child support, etc.) proof of address (addressed letter, utility or phone bill) date of birth and social security number for all dependents


Information and enrollment assistance are also available at 562-570-7979.