HEALTHCARE NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

Change Happens!’ Navigator Program ensures that Texans in the Gulf Coast Region can access high-quality, affordable health coverage in the Federal Marketplace. The program provides Navigator services in Harris and Fort Bend Counties. The broad public education approach we utilize encompasses:​

  • Community presentations and forums

  • Out-stationed assistance locations

  • Integration of consistent media and marketing messaging 

  • Local Helpline Center

  • Special events and various other outreach and education activities that result in successful enrollment opportunities

 

Navigators: 

  • Provide information that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the population being served 

  • Assist any consumer seeking assistance, "no wrong door."

  • Disseminate information in a fair, accurate and impartial manner 

  • Offer referrals to consumer assistance programs as necessary

 

Open enrollment is November 1, 2019 – December 15, 2019; however some consumers may qualify for a special enrollment period between now and the next open enrollment. 

 

Bilingual Navigators are available.

The Change Happens! Navigator Program serves 30 Southeast Texas Counties, including: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties.

Change Happens! is one of only two organizations in the state of Texas to be awarded funding through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement the Affordable Care Act Navigator Program. Moreover, Change Happens! will be one of only 39 agencies across the U.S. to have qualified and won the grant to offer assistance to consumers navigating, shopping for, and enrolling in health insurance coverage. Change Happens! will cover 30 counties across the state in order to help enroll some of the nearly 4.5 million uninsured Texans for healthcare coverage (The Texas Tribune).

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THE ANNUAL CHILDREN'S HEALTH DAY FAIR

Every August, the Change Happens! Navigator Program hosts A Children's Health Day fair at Almeda Mall to provide education, resources and school supplies to underserved families in preparation for the new school year. Learn more about the Children's Health Day event here.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

LOCAL INFORMATION

CHANGE HAPPENS!

3353 ELGIN STREET

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77004

(713) 374-1282

1(844) 374-1200 TOLL FREE

NATIONAL INFORMATION

ACA FEDERAL MARKETPLACE

CALL CENTER – 1(800) 318-2596

WEBSITE – HEALTHCARE.GOV

SPANISH WEBSITE – CUIDADODESALUD.GOV

HOURS

ENROLL GULF COAST COLLABORATIVE

CALL CENTER - (832) 393-5423 

1(855) 892-8082 TOLL FREE

MONDAY - FRIDAY

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Change Happens! provides free auxiliary aids and services including information in accessible formats like Braille, large print, data/audio files, relay services and TTY communications. If you request information in an accessible format from Change Happens!, you won’t be disadvantaged by any additional time necessary to provide it. This means you will get extra time to take any action if there’s a delay in fulfilling your request.

To request information in an accessible format you can contact us:


Call us: 713-374-1282 or 1-844-374-1200

Send us a fax: 713-651-8045

Email us: navigators@changehappenstx.org
Send us a letter:
Change Happens! Healthcare Navigators
3353 Elgin Street

Houston, TX 77004


Your request should include your name, phone number, type of information you need (if known) and the mailing address where we should send the materials. We may contact you for additional information.

The Navigator project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Announcement CMS-CA-NAV-18-001 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.