Medi-Cal for Former Foster Youth

Everyone should be able to see a doctor when they need to.  Now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), young adults who were in foster care at age 18 are eligible for health care until age 26. The ACA ensures that former foster youth can access the health care services they need – just like non-foster youth who can stay on their parents’ insurance plans until age 26.

Help make sure all former foster youth living in California know they are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage until age 26.

Get all the information you need, including answers to frequently asked questions, tips on how to sign up, and outreach materials at


See the webinar on Medi-Cal coverage for Former Foster Youth WATCH

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Find out how youth can sign up GO


Medi-Cal Covers Foster Youth Till Age 26, But Few Know It, New American Media  READ

Health law to help foster youth to age 26, Times Herald  READ

Former foster children covered under Obamacare, but enrollment workers often unaware, Los Angeles Daily News  READ

Not-for-Profit Campaign Aims To Help Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Retain Medi-Cal Coverage, CA Healthline  READ