Staying healthy is the most important thing
Find out what options are available
DHS offers a variety of coverage and payment plans for you and your families
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Health Coverage Options

The Department of Health Services offers medical services through various health plans and to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

Eligibility for programs that will help you pay for your healthcare is based on many factors including income level, residency, age, and medical condition. Figuring out what program you are eligible for can be difficult.  The information on this website is here to assist you. You can also get assistance by calling or visiting one of our DHS hospitals or health centers.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes how some people get health care in the United States. This law requires that most people over 18 have public or private health insurance or pay a fine.  If you don’t carry health insurance for three months or more, you are subject to a tax penalty that is payable to the IRS when you file your taxes, you may now qualify for health care coverage:

  • More people are now eligible for Medi-Cal including adults 19 to 64 years old with no minor dependents and incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). For example, in 2019 this equaled a monthly income of $1,437 for an individual and $2,962 for a family of four.
  • Those who do not qualify for Medi-Cal based on their income can buy health insurance at lower costs with premium assistance through Covered California, the state-run health insurance exchange.  For more information on plans and open enrollment periods, visit or call 1-888-975-1142.
  • If you do not qualify for Medi-Cal or plans offered on Covered California, you may be eligible for My Health L.A., a no-cost coverage program for low-income adults and children.  Click the program tab on the left for more information.