Alberto underwent three years of care at Shriner’s Hospital after suffering severe burns that covered 90% of his body. Prior to the accident, he had never seen a physician because of his undocumented status and had yet to receive a physical or any dental care in his life.
Through Sacramento Covered, Adela assisted his family in enrolling him into the Kaiser Permanente Child Health Plan and Alberto visited a physician for the first time. As a result, his doctor and family learned of the hearing loss that he had also suffered in the accident which hadn’t been caught before. His mother described the situation as “life changing” and was thankful to Adela and the Sacramento Covered staff for helping her son finally receive the consistent care and preventative coverage he needs throughout his childhood.