Free Medi-Cal is Available for Eligible Californians 50+

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Did you know that as of May 1, 2022 all eligible adults in California, regardless of immigration status, can get free, full-scope Medi-Cal? This is great news! Medi-Cal covers preventive health care, annual check-ups, mental health care, prescription drugs and medical supplies, transportation, in-home personal assistance, dental and vision care, foot care, hearing aids, long-term care, and more.

You can apply for Medi-Cal at your local county welfare office and/or through Covered CA:

Our partners at Health Care Alliance have a new fact sheet translated in Medi-Cal’s 14 threshold languages that answers some commonly asked questions. See the links to the fact sheets below. If Medi-Cal denies your application and you need help, contact Health Consumer Alliance for free legal assistance at 1-888-804-3536.

See our website for more information on Medi-Cal programs for people with Medicare.

Karen Joy Fletcher

Our blogger Karen Joy Fletcher is CHA’s Communications Director. With a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, she is the online “public face” of the organization, provides technical expertise, writing and research on Medicare and other health care issues. She is responsible for digital content creation, management of CHA’s editorial calendar, and managing all aspects of CHA’s social media presence. She loves being a “communicator” and enjoys networking and collaborating with the passionate people and agencies in the health advocacy field. See her current articles.