Medi-Cal Minor Consent is for people under 21 who need medical attention and who live in the home of a parent.
|Questions||Medi-Cal Minor Consent|
|Who is eligible?||You must be:
Eligibility is determined on the basis of minors’ income alone.
|What services are covered?||Medi-Cal Minor Consent covers:
Medi-Cal Minor Consent does not cover primary care or general services. Parenting teens that want regular Full-Scope Medi-Cal are still required to have their parents apply on their behalf.
|Does it cover baby?||Yes. Infants born to mothers on this program are “deemed” Medi-Cal eligible for 12 months following birth, without the mother having to fill out a separate application.|
|What does it cost?||There is generally no share of cost with this program.|
|Where can families apply?||You can apply:
You must re-certify your need for services each month.
|What documents are needed to apply?||You will be asked to verify your income. Only your income is counted. Pregnant minors do not have to provide proof of pregnancy.|
|Does immigration status matter?||No.
Undocumented youth are eligible for Minor Consent services. Minors do not have to state their citizenship or immigration status.