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Whooping Cough Epidemic Declared in CA – Get Vaccinated Now

August 18, 2014

Protect babies from whooping cough (pertussis)

A whooping cough epidemic has been declared in California. 

Whooping cough is deadly for babies. Whooping cough is a respiratory infection that can cause severe coughing or trouble breathing. About half of infants who get whooping cough are hospitalized! 

If you’re pregnant, get a Tdap shot! This vaccine helps protect you from whooping cough and passes some protection to your baby.


Create a circle of protection around your baby

You may be able to receive CalFresh benefits in 1 to 2 days

March 3, 2015

You may be able to receive CalFresh benefits in as little as 24 hours when you apply and have your county interview the same day.

What to bring to your interview:

  • Identification
  • Proof of income (past 30 days)
  • Social Security number

To qualify for CalFresh at least one household member must be a legal resident or citizen, even if that person is a child.

Important Information for Pending Applicants and Newly Enrolled Medi-Cal Members

May 5, 2014

Due to the large number of Medi-Cal applications received through the Covered California website and county human services agencies, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is providing information to help ensure you can get the care you need.

Pending Applicants

If you have applied and are likely eligible, but are waiting for your application to be finalized, you may receive care while you wait.

Time to breathe! Quit-smoking services for SCFHP members

September 30, 2014

Do you want to quit smoking? Breathe California has trained instructors to help! Call them to find the right program for you. 
Contact Breathe California. Call 408-998-5865, or visit www.lungsrus.org. Breathe California is located at 1469 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95126.

Would you like some tips to help you quit smoking? Download the Top 10 Tips to Quit Smoking flyer from California Smoker’s Helpline. For additional information, call 1-800-NO-BUTTS.


New Medi-Cal benefit: Behavioral Health Treatment/Applied Behavior Analysis

September 15, 2014

Effective September 15, 2014, Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT)/Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services is a covered Medi-Cal benefit through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment services (EPSDT) for individuals 0 – 21 years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who meet Medi-Cal criteria.  Please contact your PCP who can submit an authorization request.

Should you be receiving CalFresh?

February 1, 2014

CalFresh assists Santa Clara County residents in learning about and receiving CalFresh benefits. CalFresh is the new name in California for the Food Stamp Program. You may qualify if at least one person in your household is a U.S. citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, refugee, or asylee. Use your CalFresh debit card to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and more.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, please visit www.calfresh.ca.gov.