On May 17, 2022, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) released the Medi-Cal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Operational Unwinding Plan. The two primary purposes of this document are to: 1) describe DHCS’ approach to unwinding or making permanent temporarily flexibilities implemented across the Medi-Cal program during the PHE; and 2) describe DHCS’ approach to resuming normal Medi-Cal eligibility operations following the end of the PHE.

DHCS is working with our program partners and state and federal officials to ensure Medi-Cal beneficiaries have access to medically necessary COVID‑19 testing and care. The resources below contain detailed information about our actions during the COVID-19 emergency.