Full Scope Medi-Cal Regardless of Immigration Status
Starting January 1, 2024, Alameda County residents 26-49 years of age can receive if they meet all other Medi-Cal eligibility criteria. This is the last remaining age group to be added to the Medi-Cal eligibility following the Young Adult Expansion in January 2020 for individuals up to age 26 and the Older Adult Expansion in May 2022 for individuals aged 50 or older, which means that of all ages will now be potentially eligible for full scope Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status, if they meet all other Medi-Cal eligibility criteria. This change will take effect throughout the state of California.
Full scope Medi-Cal provides medical, dental, mental health, family planning, vision care and also covers other services such as treatment for substance abuse, prescriptions, transportation for doctor and dental visits and to get your medicine, and more.
Individuals and families who are currently enrolled in restricted scope Medi-Cal will automatically be enrolled in full scope Medi-Cal and will receive notifying them of this change and if they will need to enroll in a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan.
Receipt of Medi-Cal is Not Considered a Public Charge
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services do NOT consider receiving health, food, and housing benefits as part of the public charge determination.
For more information, Please visit HealthyAC.org to view the Adult Expansion flyer.
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