​​Young Adult Expansion

​Basic Information

Beginning January 1, 2020, a new law in California will give full scope Medi-Cal to young adults under the age of 26 and immigration status does not matter.  All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply.

This initiative, called the Young Adult Expansion, is modeled after Senate Bill 75, which provided full scope Medi-Cal to all eligible children under the age 19 regardless of immigration status.  See the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) website for SB 75.

DHCS is working collaboratively with the County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA), county social services agencies, Covered California, consumer advocates, and other interested parties to ensure a successful implementation. 

Please visit this webpage for future FAQs, notices, resources, and additional information.  

Young Adult Expansion Webinar 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Pacific Daylight Time

DHCS will host a webinar to present information about the Young Adult Expansion, which provides full scope Medi-Cal to young adults ages 19 through 25.

We invite all our advocate partners to attend. Please submit any questions to YoungAdultExpansion@dhcs.ca.gov.

WebEx Meeting Information

When it's time, join the meeting on the WebEx website: Join event

Event number (access code): 923 337 135

Join the audio conference only

To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.

+1-415-655-0001

Global call-in numbers 

Need help now?

For information on immigration and using Medi-Cal, the below are qualified resources:

  • For issues related to immigration, the California Department of Social Services, Immigration Branch funds qualified nonprofit organizations to provide services to immigrants who reside in California. A list of providers is available at the below “One California” link:
  • For health benefits help:

For additional immigration resources, please visit California’s Immigrant Guide website at: https://immigrantguide.ca.gov/

Contact Us

For all other questions related to Young Adult Expansion, please feel free to contact DHCS at YoungAdultExpansion@dhcs.ca.gov.

Last modified date: 9/24/2019 12:00 PM