Do I Qualify?

Medi-Cal is a public program that provides health care coverage to adults, families, older adults, and people with disabilities who meet the income requirements.


Who is eligible for L.A. Care Medi-Cal?

  • People who live in Los Angeles County;
  • People who are a parent, child, adults without children, older adults or disabled; 
  • People who meet the income guidelines; and
  • People under the age of 26 or over 49, regardless of their immigration status

Beginning January 1, 2024, a new law in California will allow adults ages 26 through 49 to qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal, regardless of immigration status. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply.

Who may not have to enroll in Medi-Cal managed care?

You or a member of your family may not have to choose a medical plan if:

  • You get health services from an Indian Health Provider
  • You are in the third trimester of pregnancy
  • You are a member who gets assistance under Foster Care, the Adoption Assistance Program, or Child Protective Services
  • You live in a California Veteran's Home
  • You are being treated for a complex medical condition such as:
    • Pregnancy
    • Cancer
    • Renal disease and have dialysis at least two times a week
    • A disease that affects more than one organ system, such as diabetes
    • You are HIV positive
    • Other conditions that may qualify

What are the income guidelines?

These are examples of qualifying incomes. Please contact us at 1-888-4LA-CARE (1-888-452-2273) for more information about qualifying children, adults, seniors, people with disabilities and those who are pregnant.

  • Adults, including both parents and adults without children, with yearly earnings of less than $20,120 for a single adult, or less than $41,400 for a family of four.
  • Children in families whose yearly earnings are less than $79,800 for a family of four.

You can also view Medi-Cal qualifying income information from the Department of Health Care Services. 


How much will I pay?

Medi-Cal with L.A. Care is free for families who qualify. There are no monthly premiums or co-pays.


Am I Eligible for Medi-Cal?

To see if you are eligible for the Medi-Cal program, view the Medi-Cal Qualification Chart.


How do I apply?

L.A. Care can help you find out which programs you and your children may qualify for. We can even help you with the application. Call 1.888.4LA.CARE (1.888.452.2273) today!