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Experience why more Angelenos choose L.A. Care for Medi-Cal than any other health plan.

Medi-Cal Plan

Get Access to Care through Medi-Cal

If you have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can help. Our team of enrollment specialists can help you understand what you will need to apply for free Medi-Cal health coverage for you and your household.

We can also answer any questions related to Medicare and Covered California eligibility.

Visit our COVID-19 Medi-Cal Enrollment Resources and Support page to learn more, or call our Enrollment Support Team at 1.888.439.5124.


What is Medi-Cal?

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 can apply?

  • 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 and those 50 and older, regardless of their immigration status


Health Care Access for More Angelenos

heart in sun iconAre you 50 years of age or older? Have you not been able to get full scope Medi-Cal because of your immigration status? 

Beginning May 1, 2022 all California residents who are 50 years of age or older and who meet all Medi-Cal eligibility criteria will qualify for full scope Medi-Cal. Immigration status does not matter.

To find out if you qualify or to get more information contact the Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) at 1-866-613-3777 or 1-626-569-1399 TTY 1-800-660-4026.

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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.


What health plan can I choose?

When you join L.A. Care, you can choose to get your health care from L.A. Care or one of the other excellent Plan Partners we work with to provide Medi-Cal coverage in L.A. County. These include Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan, and Kaiser Permanente.


Continuity of Care

If you now see providers who are not in the L.A. Care network, in certain cases you may be able to keep seeing them for up to 12 months.  If your providers do not join the L.A. Care network by the end of 12 months, you will need to switch to providers in the L.A. Care network.  You can continue to see your providers when:

  • L.A. Care determines you have an existing relationship with your out-of-network provider. An existing relationship means you saw the out-of-network PCP or specialist at least once during the 12 months prior to the date of your initial enrollment with L.A. Care for a non-emergency visit.
  • Your out-of-network provider is willing to accept the higher of L.A. Care’s contract rates or Medi-Cal FFS rates.
  • Your out-of-network provider meets L.A. Care’s applicable professional standards and has no disqualifying quality-of-care issues.
  • Your out-of-network provider is a California State Plan approved provider; and
  • The provider supplies L.A. Care with relevant treatment information.

Members, their authorized representatives, or providers may make a direct continuity of care request to L.A. Care in writing or by telephone.

At any time, a member may change providers to a provider who is a member of an L.A. Care network.