Make Sure You’re Covered!
On January 1, 2014, Medi-Cal (California’s public health insurance program for people with low income) expanded to include many more people, including adults without dependent children. As a result, many people who were previously denied are now eligible for free health coverage. Medi-Cal will cover physical and behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Increasing financial ability to access health services through Medi-Cal will help people access healthcare in their communities and potentially reduce incarcerations related to unmet health needs. There is no deadline to apply!
To spread the word, the ACLU has teamed up with local health clinics and reentry providers to create Medi-Cal information flyers with referrals to clinics who provide free application assistance.
There are small, downloadable flyers for North County, South Bay, East County, and Central San Diego, and one with referrals for all regions. The flyers in the right column, above, are larger and are suitable for downloading for reproduction.
Please help us share this information!