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Medi-Cal is Expanding to More Californians

Starting May 1, full scope Medi-Cal benefits will be available to more Californians than ever before.

The Older Adult Expansion, which Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law last summer, expands the scope of Medi-Cal coverage to nearly a quarter million low-income Californians aged 50 and older.

“We’re investing California’s historic surplus to accomplish transformative changes we’ve long dreamed of,” Newsom said at the bill signing.

Full-scope Medi-Cal benefits will include:
 

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Mental health
  • Medications

You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to qualify. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply. People currently enrolled in restricted scope —or “emergency” — Medi-Cal will automatically become enrolled in full-scope Medi-Cal coverage starting May 1, 2022. You will be required to select a health plan and a provider. You can reach out to us to continue your care with your AltaMed PCP.

If you do not have restricted Medi-Cal, we urge to apply today. As of August 1, 2022, you will be dis-enrolled from MHLA.

In either case, AltaMed can help you transition to full-scope Medi-Cal. We can assist you with the choice form to continue with your AltaMed PCP or enroll in restricted (emergency) Medi-Cal so that you can transition to full-scope Medi-Cal on May 1.

To schedule your appointment with one of our Patient Care Coordinator, call AltaMed at 877-462-2582, option 2, before May 1.

We Can Help You Apply

AltaMed is able to answer any questions you have about Medi-Cal and can even help you apply. To schedule your appointment with one of our Patient Care Coordinator, call AltaMed at 877-462-2582, option 2.

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Medi-Cal is Expanding to More Californians