SB 75 - Full Scope Medi-Cal for All Children

Under a new law that will be implemented no sooner than May 1, 2016, children under 19 years of age are eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits regardless of immigration status, as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements (Welfare and Institutions Code section 14007.8.) The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is working collaboratively with County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA), county human services agencies, Covered California, advocates, and other interested parties to identify impacted children and to provide them with full Medi-Cal coverage benefits. 


Medi-Cal for All Children

Get information about Medi-Cal coverage for children under age 19, regardless of immigration status, and how to apply for benefits.


In partnership with various entities, DHCS will work with these interested parties to identify and provide coverage to all eligible children under the age 19. This includes the transition of children who are already receiving restricted scope Medi-Cal to full coverage when this program takes effect.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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