Medi-Cal Programs: Children

Medi-Cal offers a wide range of services for children through two main programs: Medi-Cal for Children and CCHIP.   

Medi-Cal for Children is available in all areas of California. CCHIP is available in three Bay Area counties.   

Some Medi-Cal coverage for kids is free, with no premium, deductible or copays.  For CCHIP coverage and sometimes for Medi-Cal there is a fee of $13 per month per child, up to $39 per family.    


Infants born to women receiving Medi-Cal are automatically enrolled in coverage and do not need a separate application. At their first birthday, the county will complete a Medi-Cal redetermination. Based on information provided, coverage could change.

Former Foster Youth

A person who was in foster care on their 18th birthday or later may qualify for free Medi-Cal until their 26th birthday, and income does not matter. For immediate coverage for former foster youth, contact your county human services agency. Former foster youth can also complete the MC 250 A form and send it to their local office.

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