Medi-Cal Adult Expansion

Medi-Cal provides free or low-cost health coverage for eligible people who live in California. As of January 1, 2024, a new law in California gives full Medi-Cal benefits to adults age 26 to 49, regardless of immigration status. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules will still apply.

Full Medi-Cal benefits covers vital services such as doctor visits, dental care, vaccines, and mental health care that can help you and your family stay healthy. Even if you’ve been denied full Medi-Cal recently, you could be eligible now. Click on the hyperlinks below for more information.

Medi-Cal Older Adult Expansion

As of May 1, 2022, adults 50 years of age or older who were enrolled in restricted scope Medi-Cal (also called Emergency Medi-Cal) are eligible for full scope Medi-Cal benefits. Immigration status does not matter, but all other Medi-Cal eligibility rules still apply.

Full scope Medi-​Cal covers more than just emergency health care. It provides medical, dental, mental health, vision care, and more. Click on the hyperlinks below for more information.

Medi-Cal Enrollment Assistance

Get help applying for Medi-Cal health coverage and get answers to your questions. Below are local community organizations that can provide free enrollment assistance.

You can also apply for Medi-Cal online:

Find a Local Medi-Cal Provider

Receive the health and dental care you need. Use the resources below to find a Medi-Cal provider near you.

  • The Coalition of Orange County Community Medical and Dental Health Centers
    Please click here for a list of health centers located throughout Orange County.
  • Orange County Health Referral Line
    The Orange County Health Referral Line provides assistance in getting access to dental and health services in Orange County.
    Phone: 1-800-564-8448

Medi-Cal Resources for Partners and Providers

Please click on the hyperlinks below for information about the Medi-Cal Expansion Initiative and outreach resources to promote Medi-Cal in your community.

 

* If your organization offers services related to Medi-Cal expansion or has resources they would like to share and would like to be included on this page, please email LOHP@ochca.com