Low Income Health Program (LIHP)

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Beginning January 1, 2014, the Low Income Health Program (LIHP) discontinued as result of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).  You may qualify for the new Expanded Medi-Cal Program.  Click here for information on how to apply for the Medi-Cal Program.

Low Income Health Program (LIHP) Transition to Medi-Cal

Some former LIHP enrollees are encountering difficulties in their transition to Medi-Cal and are not showing as eligible on the Medi-Cal Eligibility site.  Others have been assigned to a new primary care provider or are having difficulty filling prescriptions.  If a former LIHP enrollee is experiencing one of these issues, select the appropriate link below and follow the instructions in the form:

Enacted in March 2010, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as "Obamacare" provides the framework, policies, regulations and guidelines for implementation of comprehensive health care reform by the states.  The Affordable Care Act will expand access to high-quality affordable insurance and health care.

Promulgada en marzo de 2010, la ley federal de protección al paciente y cuidado de salud accesible, conocida como "Obamacare", proporciona el marco, normas, regulaciones y pautas para la implementación de una reforma de salud global realizada por los estados. La ley de cuidad de salud accesible ampliara el acceso a seguros de calidad a un precio módico y al cuidado de salud.

More Information on the LIHP Transition

Pharmacy Comparison Chart

Drug Carve-Out List

Contact Information for LIHP Enrollees Transitioning to Medi-Cal

Correspondence to LIHP Enrollees

30 Day Notice to LIHP Enrollees

Welcome to Medi-Cal Packet

Welcome to Medi-Cal Packet (Spanish)

Medi-Cal - What It Means to You

Medi-Cal - What it Means to You (Spanish )

60 Day Notice to LIHP Enrollees

General Notice to LIHP Enrollees

General Notice to LIHP Enrollees (Spanish)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on the LIHP Transition

FAQ's for LIHP Enrollees (updated 12/18/13)

FAQ's for LIHP Providers (updated 12/18/13)

FAQ's for LIHP Behavioral Health Providers (updated 12/18/13)

Medi-Cal Enrollment Toolkit

Medi-Cal Choice FormProvider Instructions and Medi-Cal Choice Form Process

State Resources

California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) LIHP Transition Website

Guidance on Continuity of Care

Letter to AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Clients

The Department of Health Care Services scheduled a series of webinars on the LIHP transition for physicians and other providers. Click here to review webinar topics and visit the DHCS LIHP Transition website here to review webinar materials posted under the DHCS Partners section of the site.

Provider Letters

Notice to Providers with High Risk Enrollees

LIHP Provider Information Letter

LIHP Behavioral Health Provider Information Letter

LIHP Redetermination Update

Eligibility By The Numbers  Reports


2017-04 Eligibility by the Numbers (Report Month 03-2017)

2017-03 Eligibility by the Numbers (Report Month 02-2017)

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