Health & Wellness
A new way to get affordable coverage launches October 1. When you apply for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace, you'll need to provide some information about you and your household, including income, any insurance you currently have, and some additional items.
How can I get ready now?
- Review information about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
- Gather documentation that you'll need to complete the application:
- Social Security Numbers for each individual (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
- Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W–2 forms—Wage and Tax Statements)
- Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household.
- A completed Employer Coverage Tool (see page 2 of the Marketplace Application Checklist) for every job-based plan you or someone in your household is eligible for. (You'll need to print and fill out this form even for coverage you're eligible for but don't enroll in.)
- Apply at Welcome to the Marketplace for Arizona residents.
Marketplace application printable forms:
Healthcare.gov in Other Languages
Contact the Health Insurance Marketplace 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-318-2596. (TTY: 1-855-889-4325)
Sites with Certified Assisters
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Doing research? Got homework? Need information? Dig in to this printable library of thousands of eBooks and encyclopedia articles on almost every subject, from arts to biographies to business plans to health and medicine to science and technology. You can email or download, too! Check here for books like the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine and the Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior, plus many books on specific health and medicine matters.
- Your source for information about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn about health plans for individuals and businesses as available through the Affordable Care Act.
- MedLine Plus
- Get reliable, up-to-date health information in over forty languages direct from the National Library of Medicine.
- Delve deeper into biomedical research with literature from a variety of trustworthy sources.
- Multilingual health information for refugees and the people who care for them.
Health & Wellness News
Upcoming Health & Wellness Events at the Library
Tuesday, March 11th, 10:30am - 11:30am, Salazar-Ajo
Come join us for a morning of nutrition, fun and laughter yoga conducted by Jane Canon, RN and certified laughter yoga leader. The program is a partnership between Desert Senita Community Health Center and Salazar-Ajo Library.
Tuesday, March 11th, 11am - 1pm, Oro Valley
An ambassador will be available to provide information and referral service on issues concerning older people, such as housing options, transportation, food, mental health, caregiving, social services and legal aid. One-on-one discussion with an ambassador is available on a first-come first-served basis.
Tuesday, March 11th, 10:30am - 12pm, Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr
Do you have a health-related question? Do you need to find low cost health care resources in Pima County? Are you wondering what your blood pressure is? A Public Health Nurse from the Pima County Health Department will be available to assist library customers with their health questions.
Tuesday, March 11th, 9am - 11am, Joel D Valdez Main
A Public Health Nurse will provide free one-on-one assistance in learning about coverage, benefits and services from Health-E-Arizona and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
No appointment necessary and no telephone reservations will be taken. For more information call the library's Infoline at 791-4010.
Tuesday, March 11th, 1pm - 2pm, Valencia
Free blood pressure check.