You Can Get Health Care, Even If You're an Undocumented Adult

Any Qualified Adult Age 50+ Can Now Get Medi-Cal Through California Health & Wellness

California Governor Gavin Newsome signed into law Medi-Cal expansion to include undocumented adults. He did this to provide equal and just health care for all Californians. As a result, California Health & Wellness will offer Medi-Cal benefits to Californians ages 0-25 years and now 50+ despite their immigration status (living in the United States as a legal resident or not), starting May 2022.

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People who are able to get Medi-Cal can get complete health care despite their immigration status.

These groups include:

  • Lawful people living in the U.S. long-term, or "green card holders."
  • Lawful people living in the U.S. for a short-term.
  • Persons fleeing ill-treatment, like refugees and people seeking safety.
  • Immigrants granted short-term secured status.
  • Non-immigrant status holders, like those with worker or student visas.

We get you covered with Medi-Cal

You can get no-cost health care that covers:

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Pregnancy/newborn care, and more

When you apply for Medi-Cal, it does not disrupt, or change your immigration status or your status as a United States citizen. California Health & Wellness does not collect or report immigration status information.1

You can enroll in Medi-Cal year-round. To enroll, contact California Health & Wellness Enrollment Services toll free at 800-685-7344 (TTY:711), Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information about Medi-Cal, go to:

1 The government does not consider regular Medi-Cal services you receive in the community as part of the public charge determination. Public charge is defined as a non-citizen who is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for support.

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