​​​​​​​CO​VID-19 Uninsu​red Group Program​​​​​

As of March 18, 2020, House Resolution (H.R.) 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Section 6004, authorized state Medicaid programs to provide access to coverage for medically necessary coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic testing, testing-related services, and treatment at no cost to the individual.
The new COVID-19 Uninsured Group program was implemented by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) on August 28, 2020, and covers COVID-19 diagnostic testing, testing-related services, and treatment services, including vaccination, hospitalization and all medically necessary care, at no cost to the individual. The COVID-19 Uninsured Group Program will end on the last day of the calendar month in which the federal COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends. Please see the below resources:

Upon implementation of the COVID-19 Uninsured Group Application Portal, DHCS decommissioned​ the Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for COVID-19 application process implemented on April 8, 2020.

Per federal guidance, applications for the COVID-19 Uninsured Group can be retroactive to April 8, 2020. Qualified providers can submit retroactive applications to COVID19Apps@dhcs.ca.gov for review and processing.


Please email COVID19Apps@dhcs.ca.gov if you have questions about the COVID-19 Uninsured Group or COVID-19 aid code.​​​​

Last modified date: 7/6/2022 11:13 AM