Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. It has changes in recent years and now covers many low-income children, adults and seniors. Some immigrants may qualify for Medi-Cal regardless of their immigration status.
On January 1, 2020, California became the first state in the country to offer healthcare benefits to young adults, regardless of their immigration status. Young adults under 26 years of age may qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal and receive access to preventative care.
If your income is high for Medi-Cal, you may be eligible to sign up for a health plan under Covered California. Financial assistance is available. Our Certified Enrollment Counselors can help you with the process.
Are you or a loved one turning 65? Do you know your options about Medicare? Now it’s the time to enroll in a Medicare health plan or prescription drug plans. If you qualify for Medicare and Medi-Cal, you may be eligible for free or low cost health plans.
The Community Health Initiative offers virtual mental health supports groups every Wednesday from 9-11am (except the last Wednesday of the month). The sessions are FREE, confidential and led in Spanish. Participants must register to receive Zoom link.
Outreach staff offers health insurance educational workshops and house-meetings at various locations throughout Kern County based on need. The Community Health Initiative receives grant funding and additional services may be provided.