Medi-Cal is a public program that provides health care coverage to adults, families, older adults, and people with disabilities who meet the income requirements.
Who is eligible for L.A. Care Medi-Cal?
- People who live in Los Angeles County;
- People who are a parent, child, adults without children, older adults or disabled;
- People who meet the income guidelines; and
- People under the age of 26 or over 49, regardless of their immigration status
Beginning January 1, 2024, a new law in California will allow adults ages 26 through 49 to qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal, regardless of immigration status. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply.
Who may not have to enroll in Medi-Cal managed care?
You or a member of your family may not have to choose a medical plan if:
- You get health services from an Indian Health Provider
- You are in the third trimester of pregnancy
- You are a member who gets assistance under Foster Care, the Adoption Assistance Program, or Child Protective Services
- You live in a California Veteran's Home
- You are being treated for a complex medical condition such as:
- Renal disease and have dialysis at least two times a week
- A disease that affects more than one organ system, such as diabetes
- You are HIV positive
- Other conditions that may qualify
What are the income guidelines?
These are examples of qualifying incomes. Please contact us at 1-888-4LA-CARE (1-888-452-2273) for more information about qualifying children, adults, seniors, people with disabilities and those who are pregnant.
- Adults, including both parents and adults without children, with yearly earnings of less than $20,120 for a single adult, or less than $41,400 for a family of four.
- Children in families whose yearly earnings are less than $79,800 for a family of four.
You can also view Medi-Cal qualifying income information from the Department of Health Care Services.
How much will I pay?
Medi-Cal with L.A. Care is free for families who qualify. There are no monthly premiums or co-pays.
Am I Eligible for Medi-Cal?
To see if you are eligible for the Medi-Cal program, view the Medi-Cal Qualification Chart.