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Full scope Medi-Cal for young adults under 26

Member news | Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, a new law in California will give full scope Medi-Cal to young adults under the age of 26. Immigration status does not matter.

All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply.

To enroll after January 1, go to Beneficiaries ages 19-26 currently enrolled in Limited Scope Medi-Cal will automatically shift to Full Scope Medi-Cal on January 1 and do not need to reapply.

For more information, visit the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) website.

Need help now?

For information on immigration and using Medi-Cal, the below are qualified resources:

For more immigration resources, please visit California's Immigrant Guide website.

If you have more questions about Young Adult Expansion, email DHCS at