Expanded Access to Primary Care
The mission of the Expanded Access to Primary Care (EAPC) Program is to improve the quality of health care and to expand access to primary and preventive health care to medically underserved areas and populations. Beneficiaries are those persons at or below 200% of the federal poverty level who do not have any third-party health or dental coverage.
The Primary and Rural Health (PRH) Division is responsible for administering EAPC Program mandates for primary health care services provided by non-profit and community-based clinics as defined in Section 1204 (a) and 1206 of the Health and Safety Code.
The current legislative authority for the EAPC Program was entered into law by AB 75 in 1989, and re-codified in the Health and Safety Code, as Sections 124900 - 124950 (previously Sections 1189.101 - 1189.113), by SB 1360 in 1995.
Current law provides for reimbursement to certain primary care clinics for the delivery of expanded outpatient medical services. These include preventive health care, smoking prevention and cessation, health education, health assessments, and treatment and referral services for children that qualify for Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) services.
NOTE: The 2010-2013 Request for Application (RFA) is not available due to the elimination of funds for fiscal year 2010-2011 for the EAPC Program.