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Access to Health Care

Welcome to Community Clinic Consortium’s one-stop-shop for the latest updates on healthcare reform! While understanding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be difficult, getting the necessary information to educate yourself, your family, and your community shouldn’t have to be. From outreach materials to legislative news, let us help you stay informed with access to quality resources and more!

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) & CoveredCA

In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. Since then, major changes have been made in the health care industry to expand access to quality and affordable health care coverage for all. The three aims of the law seek to improve the quality of care, expand access to and reduce the cost of health care.

The passage of the ACA not only prompted changes to health care policy nationally, but also brought about reform on state and local levels to compliment national law. California was the first state to implement a state-based exchange, Covered California, tasked with enrolling approximately 7 million uninsured residents of California into affordable health coverage.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, consumers can now shop for affordable health coverage options with greater transparency and clarity on services available and costs to make sound medical decisions for themselves and their families.

Click here to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and for free resources.

Medi-Cal Expansion

In 2013, Governor Jerry Brown elected to expand eligibility for the state Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. Beginning January 1, 2014, eligibility rules for Medi-Cal have been expanded to ensure more Californians are eligible for the program. Citizens, legal permanent residents and some lawfully present immigrants are eligible to apply. Eligibility for the program will be based on family size and monthly income ONLY.

 If you live in Contra Costa County, click here for more information.

 If you live in Solano County, click here for more information. 

Contra Costa CARES

Contra Costa CARES is a healthcare program for uninsured adults living in Contra Costa County. Eligible patients will have access to a range of primary and preventative healthcare services and will have access to one of three health center organizations to ensure their health remains in optimal condition. The program is available for up to 4,100 individuals on a first come first served basis.  Click here for more information.

Basic Health Care Program

The Basic Health Care (BHC) program is currently available for legal permanent residents of Contra Costa County. In order to be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • Ineligible for Medi-Cal and cannot be a member of private HMO or PPO health plans

  • Earning up to 300% of the federal poverty line (FPL)

  • NOTE: Children, regardless of immigration status, may apply.

To find out if you are eligible for this program, contact the Contra Costa County Health Services at 1-800-771-4270. For more information on the program, please click here.

Healthy Kids Program

There are currently two health care programs available for residents of Solano County: Healthy Kids and County Medical Services Program (CMSP).

In order to be eligible for the Healthy Kids program, you must:

  • Be under the age of 19

  • Reside in Solano County

  • Not have had employer-sponsored health care coverage in the last 3 months

  • Be ineligible for Medi-Cal

  • Be earning up to 300% FPL (See above chart for federal poverty guidelines)

  Click here to learn more about Solano County’s Healthy Kids Program. 

County Medical Services Program (CMSP)

In order to be eligible for the County Medical Services Program (CMSP), you must:

  • Reside in Solano County

  • Be between ages 21 – 64

  • Be earning up to 200% FPL

  • U.S. citizens or residents will receive full scope benefits.

  • Undocumented individuals will only receive emergency services.

Click here to learn more about Solano County’s Medical Services Program.

Path To Health


Path To Health is an exciting new pilot health care program from CMSP and is currently enrolling up to 25,000 undocumented residents within 35 designated California counties, including Solano County! 

Eligibility Criteria:

Ages 21-64 years old

  • Already enrolled in restricted scope/emergency only Medi-Cal but lacking coverage for preventative health services and routine prescription medications
  • Living in Solano County or another participating county

Sign up:

  1. Call La Clinica de La Raza, OLE Health, or Community Medical Centers to schedule an appointment to enroll.
  2. Go to your appointment and enroll.
  3. If you are accepted, you will receive your member ID card in the mail within 10 days.

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