A plethora of health insurances options exist for eligible members.
Each program has their own eligibility requirements and services. No two programs are alike. We have listed a number of programs offered to California residents. Please note that this not an extensive list.
Access and Care for Everyone (ACE)
A San Mateo County administered medical insurance plan for low-income adults who do not qualify for Medi-Cal. ACE will provide coverage at County hospitals and clinics and emergency services elsewhere.
Immigrants and ACE
Undocumented immigrants are eligible to receive ACE. In many cases, undocumented folks will receive Emergency Medi-Cal and ACE simultaneously. ACE is not a public charge.
Medi-Cal is a low cost medical insurance program for low-income children, individuals who are 65+ years old, and individuals who are disabled and live in California. There are a wide variety of programs, but the two most common are Restricted Medi-Cal (for undocumented families and/or individuals who are elderly or disabled) and Full Scope Medi-Cal (for resident and citizen families and/or individuals who are elderly or disabled). Medi-Cal is federally known as Medicaid.
Immigrants and Medi-Cal
Undocumented people who meet the Medi-Cal criteria and who are over 26 years of age may be eligible for Restricted Medi-Cal, often referred as Emergency Medical. Restricted Medi-Cal covers emergency room visits. Those who are 25 years of age or younger may qualify for Full-Scope Medi-Cal, regardless of their immigration status. Pregnant woman qualify for prenatal and materinity care with Medi-Cal. Restricted Medi-Cal is not a public charge.