MISP Application Assistance Available in Mecca Monthly
MECCA – Starting Sept. 28, registration for the county’s MISP health program will be available at Supervisor John J. Benoit’s Mecca office on a monthly basis.
The Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP) provides affordable health care options to Riverside County residents, ages 21 to 64, who lack health insurance or access to a health plan.
MISP application assistance is currently provided at the Indio Family Care Center. The service will now be available in Mecca from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month.
“I was very glad to partner with county hospital and public health staff to provide expanded service, especially for people on limited budgets and without means for transportation,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “Residents of Mecca and surrounding communities now have a closer location to get information about the program and assistance to register.”
Supervisor Benoit’s office is located inside the Mecca Community Library, 91-260 Avenue 66. Maria Corona, health services assistant for the Riverside County Department of Public Health, will be stationed there to answer questions and help residents complete paperwork.
MISP covers acute illnesses and medical care to prevent disability. The program is designed to reduce costly hospitalization and increase the ability to work.
Supervisor Benoit announced the expanded service at the Sept. 9 Mecca North Shore Community Council meeting.
To apply and get further information about MISP requirements, contact Maria Corona at 760-863-7358.