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Frequently asked questions about Covered California and Immigration/ Know the facts

Who is Eligible?
All Citizens, U.S. nationals and non citizens lawfully present in California may apply for health
care through Covered California.

Who is not eligible for Covered California?
If you are not lawfully present in California, you are not eligible for a Covered California plan.
However, you can still apply through Covered California to find out if you are eligible for
Medi-Cal or to find coverage for family members who are lawfully present. For example, if
your child is a U.S. citizen, you can apply for his or her behalf. You only need to provide
information on immigrant status for family members applying for coverage.


All immigration information provided to Covered California will be kept private and secure. It will
not be shared with or used by any immigration agency to enforce immigration laws.

Signing Up for Covered California Will Not Affect Your Immigration Status
In general, receiving help to pay for a Covered California health plan or receiving coverage
through Medi-Cal will not affect immigration status or the chances of becoming a citizen or
lawful permanent resident of the U.S.

So let’s sign up!
To get signed up for insurance coverage, contact The LGBTQ Center OC at:
714-953-5428, ext 338

Even if you don’t qualify we can find a low cost clinic near you.

Free Enrollment Assistance for Covered California and Medi-Cal, every Thursday
Appointments will be scheduled for 9am – 2pm
The LGBTQ Center OC 1605 North Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701.
For more information, please contact Miliana Singh at: or call (714) 953-5428, ext 338.
Se habla Español. See the flyers below for more information.

Information provided by Covered California