Health Insurance Information for Bitwise Employees


The Fresno County Department of Social Services can help you apply for Medi-Cal. This program is income based. Medi-Cal will cover unpaid medical expenses from three months prior to the month you apply.

Fresno DSS can also help you apply for Cal Fresh (food) and Cal Works (cash aid).

You can reach them at 855-832-8082.  You can also apply for these services online here.

See contact information below to apply in your county of residence:

Healthy House Within a MATCH: (209) 724-0102

West Oakland Health Council: (510) 835-9610

Omni Family Health: (866) 707-6664 [and select option #8].

Clinica Sierra Vista also has a Kern County line for consumer questions: (661) 328-4245.

Covered CA

For those who don’t qualify financially for Medi-Cal, you can apply for Covered CA.

You can apply online here. If you need help, Covered CA has local navigators in Fresno County at Clinica Sierra Vista locations. They will make an appointment for you to visit one of their nine Fresno locations where they will help you apply. You’ll be provided with health plan options at that time. Call Clinica Sierra Vista to schedule an appointment to apply for Covered CA at 855-867-7216.

Coverage Should Begin June 1 for Bitwise employees on Covered CA

We have been informed that there is a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that should provide you with coverage starting on June 1 based on the fact that you “did not receive timely notice of triggering events.” Those enrolling you in Covered CA should be aware of this. If this is not granted to you, please call Assemblyman Patterson’s office at 559-446-2029. 

If you’re already enrolled in Covered CA you have to call their Service Center at 800-300-1506 to request that they backdate coverage to June 1 on the Special Enrollment Period due to your employer not providing you with timely notice of coverage loss.