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Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

HICAP is a volunteer-supported program that provides unbiased information to help you make the best choice for your individual health care needs. Volunteer counselors receive many hours of continuing training and are registered with the State of California.

HICAP services are free. Counselors do not sell, recommend, or endorse any insurance product, agent, insurance company, or health maintenance organization (HMO).

HICAP offers information and counseling on:

To arrange for a counseling appointment with a HICAP counselor at Stanford Health Library, call:

408-350-3260 (Santa Clara County HICAP Office)
650-627-9350 (San Mateo County HICAP Office)
800-434-0222 (California HICAP)

To arrange for counseling elsewhere in California, see HICAP Offices by County.

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