Did you know your Health Department can help. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) there are now new options available for individuals and families without health insurance. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services offers enrollment assistance with both Medi-Cal and Covered California. Please call us for more information at 562-570-7979. We offer assistance in English, Spanish and Khmer (Cambodian).

You may also apply on your own by clicking on the

It's easy. Community Workers, Social Workers and School Nurses, to refer your client for assistance use our fax referral form. Simply complete the fax form and fax it to us, we'll do the rest. Click here for our "Fax Referral Form"

The Medi-Cal & Healthy Families Outreach (MCO) Program works to reduce the number of uninsured children and improve the overall health of Long Beach by providing access to health care. Together with area CBOs, health care providers and schools the MCO Program provides latest information on the available resources. MCO Program also assists in enrolling children in Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids and Kaiser Child Health Plan. The MCO Program works together with our CHDP Administration by promoting Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program as a gateway towards increasing access to health care for the uninsured. The Medi-Cal Outreach Program provides the following services in English, Spanish and Khmer:

Outreach and Education:
MCO Staff participates in monthly events throughout the City of Long Beach promoting the available health programs. Methods of outreach include: information table/booth, presentations and school events.

Verify Eligibility:
MCO Staff screens for eligibility in person or by phone in about 5 minutes.

Referral Services:
MCO Staff provides information of other human services resources specific to the needs of the client.

Application Assistance:
MCO Staff are trained and State Certified to provide application assistance to qualifying families.
Health Insurance Programs
Medi-Cal for Children & Pregnant Women
Healthy Families
Healthy Kids (Ages 0-5)
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)
Kaiser Child Health Plan (closed until further notice)

Case Management:
Applicants are contacted within 90 days of applying to assure a successful enrollment. At the 6th month clients are contacted to assist families in navigating the system and assist them in using the benefits. And at the 11th month clients are contacted to help them in keeping their benefits by providing renewal assistance.

MCO staff provides assistance in resolving issues with Medi-Cal and Healthy Families.

Walk-ins and appointments are welcomed Monday through Friday from 8:00-5:00 PM. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Khmer.

Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
Medi-Cal & Healthy Families Outreach Program
2525 Grand Avenue, Suite 210
Phone: 562-570-7979 Fax: 562-570-8122

For more information about our services, please call 562-570-7979 or via e-mail

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Helpful Links

Medi-Cal Website

Healthy Families Website

(AIM) Access for Infants & Mothers
(PCIP) Pre-Existing Condition
Insurance Plan
Health Care Reform Healthy Kids (LA Care)

The Medi-Cal Outreach Program is funded in part by the California Department of Health Services, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Children and Families First Proposition 10 Commission.