Medi-Cal is available to ALL low-income children, regardless of immigration status.

  • In 2015, California passed a law that allows all low-income undocumented children and youth under 19 years old to enroll in full-scope Medi-Cal.
  • As of May 16, 2016, all low-income children, regardless of immigration status, are be able to enroll in health coverage and get care.

Begin enrolling your kids TODAY!

Medi-Cal enrollment is available year round. Families can apply in person at their local county human services office, over the phone, online, with a mail-in application, or at a local health center.


The June 23, 2016 US Supreme Court split decision on United States v. Texas DOES NOT impact California’s Medi-Cal expansion to undocumented children. Families can continue to enroll children all year round.

Learn about how to enroll in person, online, or over the phone.
Find your local health center:


(855) 899-7587
Full-scope Medi-Cal coverage = free preventive services.  Key screenings and checkups are very important for a child’s healthy development. Unlike restricted-scope Medi-Cal, children with full-scope Medi-Cal are able to get all Medi-Cal covered services, including: annual checkups, regular doctor visits, vaccinations, mental health care, and dental care and treatment. Many of these services are at no cost to your family. Getting regular preventive care, like checkups and screenings, makes it possible to treat health problems before they become more serious.

Your Information is Confidential

Health information is confidential and the federal government has confirmed it only uses health application information to verify eligibility for health programs and not for immigration enforcement purposes. Unless you enroll in long-term care, enrolling your children in Med-Cal does not constitute a “public charge” that could later affect your immigration status.
This website was created by children, immigrant, and health advocates and organizations as a resource for families impacted by the Medi-Cal expansion and organizations that help families.