Enrollment is November 1, 2021 – January 15, 2022

Polk County

You can make an in-person appointment for Affordable Care Act Health Insurance help in Columbus with one of our staff navigators.  Some evening and weekend times are available at the Polk Library.  And remember that we’re also in many other Western North Carolina county locations which may be nearer to where you live or work.

Meeting Locations

Polk County DSS Office
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231 Wolverine Trail
Mill Spring, NC  28756

Polk County Library
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1289 West Mills St
Columbus, NC  28722 

Open Enrollment Events 
Nov 1st (10am-2pm) or Nov 25th (9:30am-3:30pm) (insurance begins Jan 1st 2018)
Community Room Polk County Library
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Walk-Ins Welcome for DIY Support
1289 West Mills St
Columbus, NC  28722

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.