California has a number of public programs for health coverage for low-income individuals and families, as well as for people with certain medical conditions.
This section provides an overview of the following public programs
- Medi-Cal – State program providing health coverage for low income individuals and families who meet specific financial and eligibility requirements
- Healthy Families – State program providing health coverage for low-income children not eligible for Medi-Cal, who are citizens or eligible legal residents and whose families meet specific financial requirements
- County Medical Services Program – County program which provides health coverage to adults who meet medical need criteria, who are citizens or eligible legal residents and who meet specific financial requirements
- Child Health and Disease Prevention Program (CHDP) - The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) is a preventive program that delivers periodic health assessments and services to low income children and youth in California.
- California Children’s Services – State program which provides health coverage to children with serious medical needs
- Family PACT – State program which provides reproductive health services to assist individuals in the management of the risk of becoming pregnant or the risk of causing pregnancy.
- Access to Infants and Mothers (AIM) – State program which provides low cost care to pregnant women and their infants.
Note: If you feel that you have been denied coverage or services inappropriately, the San Diego Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA) is available to help you resolve your problem. Call 1-877-734-3258 for assistance.