District of Columbia: @DCHealthLink races into the final stretch of Open Enrollment

District of Columbia

via DC Health Link:

City leaders to join DC Health Link for whirlwind final weekend of Open Enrollment featuring barbershop outreach, pizza delivery outreach, door-to-door canvassing, and enrollment marathon with unique events at barbershops, Ben's Chili Bowl and all over DC


Because District residents have only four days left to sign up for health insurance coverage before the Open Enrollment deadline, DC Health Link is crisscrossing the city this weekend to make sure every resident in high uninsured areas of the District has the opportunity to enroll in quality, affordable health insurance. DC Health Link is holding its signature Enrollment Marathon and partnering with local businesses, city leaders, and civic groups to offer District residents FREE one-on-one, and virtual, enrollment help over the weekend at different locations throughout the District. These additional enrollment opportunities will help residents get covered before the Open Enrollment Period ends at midnight January 31, 2023.

DC Health Link is meeting uninsured residents where they live, play, and pray this weekend to help them sign up for quality affordable health insurance. Venues include barbershops, libraries, movie theaters, and restaurants including live onsite radio broadcasts at Ben’s Chili Bowl, Metro stops, and houses of worship. Plus, DC residents can expect to see DC Health Link enrollment reminder stickers on RedRocks Pizzeria and Ledo's Pizza carry-out and delivery pizza boxes this weekend. (List of events below)

DC Health Link is encouraging all District residents to take advantage of lower premiums in 2023. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, health insurance premiums are as low as $11/month. During Open Enrollment, DC residents can enroll 24 hours a day at DCHealthLink.com/residents.


Saturday, January 28, 2023, 8:30am – 2:00pm

  • Virtual One Touch Enrollment Event
  • Zoom appointment
  • Details: The Virtual One Touch Enrollment Center offers a one-stop shop for eligible health consumers to receive enrollment services including expert help from licensed brokers and certified assisters, identity proofing, insurance program determination, premium reduction, verification, and legal assistance. Services are available in multiple languages.

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00am – 2:00pm

  • Barbershop Outreach
  • Midtown Barber Shop, 120 Kennedy Street, NW

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Neighborhood Canvassing
  • Ward 5 – Carver Langston
  • Ward 7 – Deanwood
  • Ward 8 – Congress Heights

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Martin Luther King Memorial Library
  • 901 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Metro Stops
  • Congress Heights—1290 Alabama Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020
  • Deanwood—4720 Minnesota Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20019
  • Metro Center—607 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Cork Wine Bar and Market
  • 1805 14th Street NW #7, Washington, DC 20009

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Movie Theater Outreach
  • AMC Georgetown 14
  • 3111 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 4:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl
  • 1213 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Live onsite broadcast:
  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm with WPGC 95.5FM
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm with LaNueva 87.7 FM 

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 9:00am – 1:00pm

  • Faith in Action Sunday
  • Our Lady Queens of the Americas Catholic Church
  • 2200 California Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sunday, January 29, 2023, 11:00am – 7:00pm

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl
  • 1213 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • Live onsite broadcast: 11:00am – 1:00pm EL-ZOL 107.9 FM


Please Note:
DC Health Link's Call Center will have extended hours over the weekend to provide District residents application assistance and to answer questions. Over the weekend, residents can contact (855) 532-4565

  • Saturday, January 28, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday, January 28, 8:00pm - 11:00pm 
  • Sunday, January 29, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

DC Health Link’s Open Enrollment for individuals and families continues through January 31, 2023. Eligible District residents can enroll in a health insurance plan online through DCHealthLink.com/residents or by calling (855) 532-LINK [5465]. Small businesses—as well as individuals and families eligible for Medicaid—can enroll through DCHealthLink.com at any point.