Still confused about how to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? If you live in the Los Angeles area, you can attend one of five free workshops this October through November to be hosted by the Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) in Santa Monica. “Getting Health Insurance 2014” is led by enrollment counselors certified by the new state health insurance marketplace, Covered California.

The workshops will provide information on how to shop, compare and enroll in affordable, quality health insurance coverage that becomes available on January 1, 2014 through the ACA. The enrollment counselors can also help you figure out which type of insurance coverage you qualify for, as well as explain the basics of health insurance and your rights under the ACA. The online application for California residents is available at

Classes in English will be held from 11:30AM to 12:30PM on:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

All workshops will be held in Room MC 006 at Santa Monica College located at 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

A workshop conducted in English with Spanish translation will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 8AM to 11AM at Virginia Park’s Thelma Terry Room at 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica.

To RSVP, or for more information, contact Ben Tolksdorf at, or call (310)450-2191, ext. 234. While RSVPs are appreciated, walk-ins are also welcome.

Westside Family Health Center, founded in 1974, is a non-profit community health center providing a wide range of low-cost health care services. WFHC serves more than 9,500 low-income and uninsured women, men and children, regardless of one’s ability to pay. To learn more about WFHC, visit