California public schools are required under AB 2706 to provide information to families about their health coverage opportunities and enrollment assistance. We are part of the ALL IN For Health Campaign, which has made it easy for schools to do what is needed.
This is a great opportunity for school and school-based health centers to get the word out to families about expanded Medi-Cal coverage. All children in California, regardless of immigration status, now qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal coverage. The expansion of Medi-Cal began in May 2016 and includes undocumented youth under the age of 19. You can find out more and download resources at www.health4allkids.org.
Help Families Go Back to School With Information on Coverage Options
Remember that Medi-Cal enrollment is open year-round and is now available for all children under the age of 19 regardless of immigration status.
Undocumented and non-citizen or permanent resident parents should not fear that applying on behalf of their children or dependents who may be eligible for programs will result in deportation or other immigration-related actions.
You can help families stay informed of their options by downloading, printing, and distributing the following fact sheet: