Medi-Cal for 50+

Are you Over 50?

If so, you may qualify for FREE health insurance regardless of immigration status!  If you’re over 50 and:

You Can Get:

Full Scope Medi-Cal provides free or low-cost health care. Starting May 1, 2022, it can provide you with coverage for things like:

  1.     Outpatient (Ambulatory) services
  2.     Emergency Services
  3.     Hospitalization
  4.     Mental Health
  5.     Prescription Drugs
  6.     Transportation
  7.     Podiatry
  8.     Physical therapy
  9.     Laboratory services
  10.   Prevention and wellness services and chronic disease management
  11.   Dental Care
  12.   In Home services and support
  13.   Vision (eyeglasses and hearing aids)

Interested to know more, call 707-547-3030 to talk with one of our Access Navigators today! They are here to give you FREE help, answer all your questions, and help you apply.

Common Questions

What health care can I get with Full Scope Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal covers preventive health care and annual check­ ups. You can also get mental health care, substance use disorder services, prescription drugs and medical supplies, transportation, in-home personal assistance, dental and vision (eye) care, foot care, hearing aids, long-term care, and more!

What if I turn 50 after May 1st 2022?

If you turn 50 at any time in May 2022, your full-scope coverage will go back to May 1, 2022. If you turn 50 after May 2022, your full-scope coverage will begin on the first of the month in which you turn 50. For example, if you turn 50 anytime in August 2022, you will get full-scope Medi-Cal starting on August 1, 2022.

Will Medi-Cal impact my immigration status?

Medi-Cal enrollment will NOT count towards Public Charge or affect your future immigration efforts. 

What if I already have emergency or other special Medi-Cal?

Individuals ages 50 or older on or after May 1, 2022 who are currently enrolled in Restricted-Scope Medi-Cal, such as Emergency Medi-Cal

What if I need help in a different language?

You have a right to free language assistance services, including interpreters.

Ask your county or Covered CA for help in your language.


Health4All Older Adult Expansion will provide Full-Scope Medi-Cal to adults ages 50 and older regardless of immigration status.

An estimated 235,000 individuals could benefit state-wide.

Effective date: May 1, 2022, but older adults can enroll on Emergency Medi-Cal prior to May 1st and then automatically transition to Full-Scope Medi-Cal. There is no reason to delay meeting with a SRCH Access Navigator.  

More Californians can get full Medi-Cal, regardless of immigration status! We can help you sign up. | ¡Más californianos pueden obtener Medi-Cal completo sin importar tu estatus migratorio! Nosotros podemos ayudarte a registrarte.Learn how | Aprende como aquí