Do you need help applying for health insurance? We are hosting a free health insurance enrollment fair at Cape Cod Community College on January 14th!
Open Enrollment is the annual time period when you can apply for health insurance. This year’s Open Enrollment Period is November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.
Here’s what you should bring to the event:
- Proof of Income: Two pay stubs for each job or letter from Unemployment, If Self Employed: most recent tax forms including Schedule C, Proof of rental income, Proof of Child Support or Alimony.
- Proof of Identity: Driver’s License, Massachusetts I.D., Military I.D., School I.D., Adoption Papers
- Proof of Citizenship or Immigration Status: Birth Certificate, Passport, Certificate of Naturalization or Green Card
- Social Security Number (If you have one)
Miss the enrollment deadline?
- You can enroll in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year.
- You may be eligible to apply with a Special Enrollment Period www.hhsi.us/aca for more information!
Saturday, December 24th: Neponset Health Center, Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, Harbor Community Health Center-Hyannis close at 3:00PM
Sunday, December 25th: All sites CLOSED
Monday, December 26th Neponset Health Center and Harbor Community Health Center Hyannis are OPEN; all other sites CLOSED
Saturday, December 31st: Neponset Health Center, Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, Harbor Community Health Center-Hyannis close at 3:00PM
Sunday, January 1st: Neponset Health Center and Harbor Community Health Center Hyannis are Open (holiday hours); all other sites CLOSED
Monday, January 2nd: Neponset Health Center and Harbor Community Health Center Hyannis are OPEN; all other sites CLOSED
“Everyone deserves to smile.” That’s the reason Dr. Juan Carlos Parra decided to practice dentistry.
Juan Carlos Parra comes from Bogota, Columbia and in 8th grade his smile was far from perfect. “It was a horrible smile. The panoramic x-ray of my teeth was pretty awful,” says Parra. After 3 years of orthodontic treatment, Juan Carlos knew what he wanted to do with his life: give people the perfect smile. Parra enrolled in Bosque University where he decided on oral surgery as his major. After completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, Dr. Parra worked at a hospital in Bogota before coming to the United States of America.
Having received his dental degree in a foreign country, Dr. Parra’s options for where he could practice dental medicine was limited. He decided to apply for a position with a community health center- and quickly found out it was a special office. “When I found out Geiger Gibson Community Health Center was the first health center in the country, I thought that was very cool”, Dr. Parra says. The quality of work, communication and the comradery at the health center are three things that stood out to Dr. Parra when applying for a position and those qualities still ring true today.
Dr. Parra thinks that the passion for dentistry that he and his colleagues share is just one reason that patients should visit Geiger Gibson Community Health Center. When asked what his number one oral health tip is he replies, “parents need to demonstrate good dental health care habits, like brushing and flossing, to their children.” Dr. Parra is an avid New England sports fan and the Boston Bruins are his favorite team. In his free time, he enjoys running and spending time with his wife and French Poodle.
To make an appointment with Dr. Parra at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, please call 617-288-1140. Geiger Gibson Community Health Center offers walk-in medical services, optometry, and a retail pharmacy. The health center is accessible by public transportation (MBTA Red Line & Bus) and staff speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Have your kids grown out of their winter coats? Finally ready to let go of that jacket you never wear? Harbor Community Health Center-Plymouth is collecting gently used coats, gloves, hats, and scarves for the upcoming winter season! We are accepting items of all sizes. Donated items will go to families in need from the Plymouth County area. Donations can be dropped off at Harbor Community Health Center- Plymouth (10 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 115, Plymouth, MA).
The Fresh Truck, a mobile food market selling affordable fruits and vegetables, now visits Neponset Health Center and Geiger Gibson Community Health Center on Thursdays. The weekly market is open to the community and the Fresh Truck accepts cash, credit, and EBT!
The Fresh Truck stops at Geiger Gibson Community Health Center from 11:00AM-12:00PM setting up shop at Neponset Health Center from 12:30PM-2:00PM. Check out pictures from the Fresh Truck and program flyer below: