Enrollment is November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022

McDowell County

You can make an in-person appointment for the Affordable Care Act health insurance help in Marion with one of our volunteer navigators.  And remember that we’re also in six surrounding counties so you can always find help near where you work or live – and it’s free of charge!

Meeting Locations

McDowell Hospital
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500 Rankin St
Marion, NC  28752

NC Statewide Appointment Line

Call 1-855-733-3711 to schedule an appointment for local help anywhere in NC by providing your zip code.

Get Help & Learn More

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NC State specific information for the Affordable Care Act
1-855-733-3711 Statewide Appointment Scheduler


Federal Marketplace for DIY online enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance plans
1-800-318-2596 Nationwide Helpline


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Help for Uninsured

There are still way too many people left without medical insurance.  Some are among the poorest who are caught in the NC Medicaid Gap and do not qualify for any financial help.  Others just can’t afford to buy insurance (even with subsidies.)  We’ve listed some of the free and sliding-scale options in your county here.