Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS)

CBASFormerly, Adult Day Health Care (ADHC)

Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) became effective on April 1, 2012, under the California Bridge to Health Care Reform waiver (search for Community-Based Adult Services related sections). 

CBAS offers services to eligible older adults and/or adults with disabilities to restore or maintain their optimal capacity for self-care and delay or prevent inappropriate or personally undesirable institutionalization. 

CBAS services include:

  • an individual assessment;
  • professional nursing services;
  • physical, occupational and speech therapies;
  • mental health services;
  • therapeutic activities;
  • social services;
  • personal care;
  • a meal;
  • nutritional counseling;
  • transportation to and from the participant's residence and the CBAS center. 


CBAS replaced Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) services which were an optional benefit under the Medi-Cal Program through February 29, 2012.

CBAS is a Medi-Cal Managed Care benefit available to eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries enrolled in Medi-Cal Managed Care. Eligibility to participate in CBAS is determined by the beneficiary's Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan. Other Medi-Cal beneficiaries ineligible to enroll in Medi-Cal Managed Care may receive CBAS, if found eligible through the Los Angeles Medi-Cal Field Office, or it's designee. 

CBAS Program Overview (Not DHCS)

CBAS Waiver Public Comment Process:

The Comment Process ended May 8, 2014.

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Last modified date: 11/19/2018 1:02 PM