More People Qualify for Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal changes in California mean you and your entire family may now qualify for low-cost health coverage regardless of your immigration status or age.


Changes to Medi-Cal in California

As of January 2024, Medi-Cal is now open to everyone, no matter what your immigration status or age is.

When you enroll in Medi-Cal, your immigration status will not be told to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). You will not be deported. Your chance to become a citizen will not change. By law, your address or your private information will not be shared with other agencies.


Current Requirements for Medi-Cal

Your whole family can get Medi-Cal.

Changes made by California mean that:

  • Adults between the ages of 26 to 49 can get Medi-Cal.
  • Immigrants can get Medi-Cal no matter what their legal status is.
  • When you enroll in Medi-Cal, you will not be asked to provide asset information as part of the income requirements. Learn more about this change here.

If you were told you cannot get Medi-Cal before, you may now qualify.

What You Can Get with SFHP

San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP) was created by the City of San Francisco to give quality, low-cost health care to our communities.

With SFHP you get a large choice of doctors, hospitals, and clinics.

SFHP covers health services and benefits including:

  • Medical care
  • Mental and behavioral health care
  • Family planning and maternity care
  • Dental and vision (eyeglasses)
  • Doula pregnancy support
  • In-home care and support
  • X-ray and laboratory services
  • Physical and occupational therapy services
  • Gender affirming care
  • Free transportation to doctor visits

Learn more about SFHP’s Covered Services and Benefits.

SFHP Speaks Your Language

We will serve you in a way that respects you, your culture, and your language.

SFHP can provide quality care in the language of your choice.

The following are some ways we can serve you better:

  • Doctors in our care network speak many languages.
  • Members can request to have a Qualified Health Interpreter for appointments.
  • SFHP information materials are available in the following languages at no cost: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Tagalog.
Learn more about SFHP Interpreter Services.

Get Help Enrolling in Medi-Cal

You can make an appointment at the SFHP Service Center to get in-person or over-the-phone help with Medi-Cal enrollment.

Our staff will answer your questions and help you with the enrollment process. You can get help in the language of your choice.

Phone appointments can be made on:
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:30am – 12:00pm

Phone appointments can be made on:
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 4:00pm
(We close at 3:00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month)

To make an in-person or phone appointment, call toll-free at 1(800) 288-5555 or 1(415) 547-7830 (TTY), Monday–Friday, from 8:30am–5:30pm.

Learn more about our Service Center.