QUESTION: We are a low-income family. I have heard of a "wellness" program. Could you explain how it works and how we go about finding out if we qualify? — Not Rich, Brawley
We think you're talking about the Healthy Families program. It's set up to provide medical care for families too rich for Medi-Cal but too poor to buy health insurance.
You can find out about it at Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo or the Imperial County Department of Health Services. If you go to the health department ask to talk to somebody about the Healthy Families program. You also can call 482-4438.
If you qualify they'll sign you up for low-cost health insurance. If you are in a typical family of four with children between the ages of 6 and 19, your monthly income must fall between $1,472 and $3,678.