To make the process go more smoothly, each of the health centers has a state-certified application counselor who can meet with patients and guide them through the sign-up process on a computer. Other staff members have been trained in the new law. But with so many people to sign up in such a relatively short period, time is of the essence.
“It’s a huge undertaking,” said Ubiera-Minaya.
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HOW TO SIGN UP FOR COVERAGE
Counselors can help patients sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act at each of the North Shore Community Health's regional centers.
- Salem Family Health Center, 47 Congress St. 978-825-1195. Contact Sabrina Correa. Help available in English and Spanish.
- Peabody Family Health Center, 89 Foster St. 978-532-4903 x345. Contact Mariana Pais. Help available in English and Portuguese.
- Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St. 978-282-8899. Contact Rebeca Barchuk. Help available in English and Portuguese.