Beginning January 1st, 2020 all income-eligible Californians up to age 26 are able to get FREE full-scope Medi-Cal, regardless of their immigration status.

Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid, a health insurance program for low-income people. This expansion means that undocumented young adults can get the health care that they need to thrive!

Enrolling in Medi-Cal means you will have access to health services for FREE or at low cost, including preventive services.

DID YOU KNOW? #Health4AllYoungAdults is an expansion to the landmark legislation #Health4AllKids (also known as SB 75). Individuals aging out of Health4All Kids due to turning 19 can now continue receiving full coverage!

What types of medical services are covered?

General Medical Care

Annual Check ups

Family Planning

Dental Services

Mental Health Services

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services

Prescription Drugs


...and more!


  • Individuals ages 19 up to 26
  • Individuals who are undocumented*
  • Individuals who are not yet enrolled in Medi-Cal

Not sure? Try this eligibility quiz to see if you qualify!

*individuals who have “unsatisfactory  immigration status” for full-scope Medi-Cal or are unable to verify citizenship

  • You are eligible, but no need to reapply!
  • Individuals ages 19 up to 26 who were already enrolled in restricted scope Medi-Cal* were automatically enrolled in full coverage beginning January 1st.
    • You should have received a letter in November from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) with general information and in December from your country informing you that your benefits were changing to full-scope. 

Not sure? Call your county welfare department to check on your case!

*Restricted scope Medi-Cal includes Emergency or Pregnancy Medi-Cal

For more eligibility information, check out this helpful chart from the California Immigrant Policy Center!

For FREE and confidential legal and health information, like Medi-Cal eligibility rules, call the Health Consumer Alliance at 888-804-3536

Young adults who were in foster care at age 18 or older qualify for free Medi-Cal coverage until age 26, regardless of income and immigration status. Visit www.coveredtil26.org for more information.

Additional Resources

Questions about your immigration status and accessing health care?