Lake County Health Dept. partners with Waukegan Public Library for ACA Drive

Enroll Lake County!, the county-wide initiative designed to facilitate access to healthcare for Lake County residents, returns for its third annual enrollment drive. A project of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center in partnership with the Waukegan Public Library, Enroll Lake County! aims to enroll or re-enroll at least 3,000 Lake County residents in health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid. The Marketplace will open for three months, from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Certified navigators will be in place at various sites throughout the county to answer questions and help residents enroll or re-enroll in health insurance plans.. Appointments may be requested in English and Spanish by calling (847) 775-2582 or (847) 377-4999.

The Enroll Lake County! program has been very successful in decreasing the total number of county-wide uninsured in the previous two years. In the last two years, over 42,000 Lake County residents have accessed new forms of health insurance, including over 19,000 who were personally assisted by Enroll Lake County! Navigators. Enroll Lake County! will place special focus on enrolling residents who do not speak English as a primary language, as they are disproportionately uninsured.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center, in partnership with the Waukegan Public Library, will coordinate with four local agencies as its Year 3 Grant Partners: A Safe Place, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, Moraine Township, and the YWCA Lake County.

Residents who enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Marketplace last year must re-enroll this year or be automatically re-enrolled in their current plan. Those interested in exploring healthcare options through the Marketplace are encouraged to contact Enroll Lake County! for an appointment with a certified navigator.

This project is funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health and is part of the Get Covered Illinois initiative.

For more information, please contact Tatiana Alonso, Program Manager for Enroll Lake County!, at (847) 775-2565, or via email at

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