Low Income Health Program (LIHP)
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:
- New! LIHP Enrollees Not Showing as Eligible on the Medi-Cal Eligibility Site
- New! LIHP Enrollees Assigned to a New PCP
- New! LIHP Enrollees Having Difficulty Filling Prescriptions
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
Correspondence to LIHP Enrollees
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
- Healthy San Diego Website
- Health Plan Comparison Chart
- Health Plan Comparison Chart (Spanish)
- Health Care Options Flyer
- Health Care Options Flyer (Spanish)
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.
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)