Full scope Medi-Cal expands to ages 26-49


As of January 1, 2024, a new law in California extends eligibility for full scope Medi-Cal to people ages 26 through 49 who meet all Medi-Cal eligibility criteria. Immigration status does not matter.

New applicants must apply for Medi-Cal online by visiting BenefitsCal.com to find out if they qualify for full scope Medi-Cal as a result of this Adult Expansion. Existing restricted scope Medi-Cal recipients will automatically transition to full scope Medi-Cal and have access to more health care benefits.

If applicants have questions, or if their Medi-Cal application was denied, they should contact their local county office.

Mariposa County

Mariposa County Health and Human Services Agency
5362 Lemee Lane
Mariposa, CA 95338

Merced County

Merced County Human Services Agency
2115 West Wardrobe Avenue
Merced, CA 95341

Monterey County

Monterey County Department of Social Services
1000 South Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901

San Benito County

San Benito County Health and Human Services Agency
1111 San Felipe Rd # 206
Hollister, CA 95023

Santa Cruz County

County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department
1020 Emeline Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

18 W. Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

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