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Healthy Community Alliance boosts service area

GOWANDA — Healthy Community Alliance, Inc. was recently awarded a grant from state Department of Health to assist Cattaraugus and Chautauqua county residents with accessing health insurance in the state of Health Marketplace. Healthy Community Alliance had been the state of Health Navigator Agency for Cattaraugus County for the past five years and has now been awarded renewed funding to expand its services to include Chautauqua County.

The grant funds Navigators who can help individuals and families enroll in health insurance, including Child Health Plus, Medicaid, and Qualified Health Plans. Healthy Community Alliance offers free in person assistance in filling out the online application. Individuals and families could qualify for free coverage or reduced premiums.

Health Insurance Navigators are already scheduling free appointments at the Gowanda, Olean and Jamestown locations, as well as multiple other locations across Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. If you or someone you know is in need of health insurance, please call 532-1010 to schedule a free appointment today.

The Healthy Community Alliance’s mission is to improve quality of life in rural communities through broad-based, inclusive partnerships that support wellness and prevention. We are a Navigator agency for the New York State of Health, the health insurance marketplace established to help New Yorkers obtain affordable health insurance. For more information and to schedule free appointments, call the Healthy Community Alliance office at 532-1010.

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