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Where can I get coverage for my child?

Centro Binacional
Zenaida Ventura
744 N. Abby
Fresno, CA 93721    
(559) 499-1178

Centro La Familia
Ilse Gallardo
302 Fresno St Suite 102 
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 237-2961

Clovis Unified School District
Children’s Health Centers
Amy Gomez
Sierra Vista Elementry
510 Barstow Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612 
(559) 327-7988

Fresno Center for New Americans
Sher Moua
4879 E. Kings Canyon
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 255-8395

Fresno Healthy Communities Access Partners
Josie Sanchez    
2043 E. Divisadero St.
Fresno, CA 93701    
(559) 320-0338
Clinica Sierra Vista
Maribel Fernandez
2145 N Clark
Fresno, CA 93701    
(559) 457-5900

West Fresno Health Care Coalition
Pat Mendoza
302 Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93706    
(559) 264-7185

Coalinga Regional Medical Center
Isabel Aguirre
Veronica Resendiz
1191 Phelps Ave.
Coalinga, CA 93210    
(559) 935-6473

What is CHI?

CHI stands for Children's Health Initiative. The Children's Health Initiative for Fresno County is a locally funded program to expand health coverage to populations of children that might not have access to it otherwise.

CHI Background

Since January 2004, a coalition of local community leaders and concerned community members is working to achieve a bold vision: Every child in Fresno County will have access to affordable health coverage and a medical home. Over the past four years, there are more than 8,000 children receiving health insurance in Fresno County due to these efforts. With the help of the California HealthCare Foundation and other partners, the Children’s Health Initiative for Fresno County launched in January 2006 providing a new comprehensive health insurance program (medical, dental and vision coverage) for children. An affordable family premium was created, subsidized by foundations and contributions from our community. The program has provided coverage for more than 1,600 children. Funding partners include Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, First 5 Fresno County, The California Endowment and Blue Shield of California. Community partners include Catholic Charities, Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities, Central California Legal Services, Centro La Familia, Children's Hospital Central California, Clovis Unified School District, Fresno Center for New Americans, Fresno County Employment & Temporary Assistance, Clinica Sierra Vista Health Centers,  and West Fresno Health Care Coalition.


Why is Fresno HCAP Supporting CHI?
Consistent with our goal: to improve access to quality health care for uninsured and underinsured in Fresno County
Recommendation of safety net providers: the best way to improve access is to provide insurance coverage