Winnebago County Health Department Opens Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance Enrollment Center

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) -- The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) has opened and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Center with expanded hours, designed to better serve area residents requesting health insurance through the Federal Insurance Marketplace.

The Winnebago County Health Department’s new ACA Enrollment Center is located at the 555 North Court Street location, Suite 204. The Enrollment Center is open Monday & Tuesday 8:30 am - 5 pm, and Wednesday through Friday from 9 am - 5 pm. The Center also has computer terminals available Monday through Friday from 9 am - 4 pm for consumers to use for enrollment on-line, on a walk-in / first come first served basis.
At the Center, specially trained navigators will assist Winnebago residents and answer questions concerning health insurance coverage in the Marketplace or with the Adult ACA Medicaid expansion. Staff will cover topics such as types of coverage offered, how to get coverage, individual plan costs and financial help available to consumers.

If you need help finding the right health insurance, you can talk to someone at the enrollment center about coverage options. The navigators are available to meet face-to-face or can be reached by phone. Please call 815-720-4247 to schedule an appointment today.

Juliana Barker, In-Person Counselor Coordinator for the Winnebago County Health Department, says: “Residents now have Monday through Friday walk-in access to meet with a trained navigator for assistance in enrolling into one of the marketplace insurance plans. Only a few weeks remain to enroll during the open enrollment period before the March 31 cutoff date. Medicaid Expansion enrollment will continue year round. The WCHD Enrollment Center will have navigators available until June 30 to assist consumers.”

Illinoisans can also learn more about their health coverage options by visiting or calling the toll-free Help Desk at (886) 311-1119. Support is available online, in-person, and over-the-phone to answer questions and help people find coverage. For more information on ACA enrollment through the Winnebago County Health Department, please visit

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