Medi-Cal Expansion

Coverage for All

You may be eligible for Medi-Cal benefits!

Immigration Status Does Not Matter

  • Starting January 1, 2024, more people are eligible for Medi-Cal benefits.
  • Applying for or using Medi-Cal does not affect your immigration status.
  • Everyone is welcome to apply.


You may be eligible for Medi-Cal if you:

  • Live in California
  • Are 26–49 years old
  • Meet income and household eligibility requirements

Services Are Free

Medi-Cal covers:

  • Doctor visits
  • Prescribed medicines
  • Vaccines
  • Mental health care
  • Substance use care
  • Vision care and eyeglasses
  • Dental care
  • Hearing aids
  • Transportation
  • In-home care
  • Long-term care
  • Emergency services
  • Referrals to specialists
  • And more!

Apply for Medi-Cal

Help is available in multiple languages and through trusted community organizations.

Other ways to apply: Medi-Cal enrollment navigators are available in person or by phone through some community-based organizations so you can get help applying for Medi-Cal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these benefits part of the public charge rule?

The U.S. government does not consider getting health care, food, and housing benefits as part of the public charge rule.

Read more about public charge

Is my personal information kept private when I apply for Medi-Cal?

When you apply for Medi-Cal, your personal information is kept private. It is only used to find out if you qualify.

What if I am not 26–49 years old?

Californians under age 26 or over 50 are already eligible for Medi-Cal.

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