Medi-Cal Older Adult Expansion

Medi-Cal Older Adult Expansion

About the Medi-Cal Older Adult Expansion

As of May 1, 2022, adults 50 years of age or older who are currently enrolled in restricted scope Medi-Cal (often called Emergency Medi-Cal) are eligible for full scope Medi-Cal benefits. Immigration status does not matter, but all other Medi-Cal eligibility rules still apply. This includes free and low-cost dental services.

What does full scope Medi-Cal mean?

Medi-Cal provides free or low-cost health coverage for eligible people who live in California. Full scope Medi-​Cal covers more than just emergency health care. It provides medical, dental, mental health, vision care, substance use treatment services, and long-term care.

With full scope Medi-Cal, you are now eligible to receive all dental treatments covered by the Medi-Cal Dental Program. Eligibility requirements, such as prior authorization or medical necessity, still apply. See the links below for some of the dental services available to you.

Older Adult Expansion Flyer



For more information about other covered dental services for adults, click here.

For more information about other covered dental services for seniors, click here.

If you are not currently enrolled in Medi-Cal, visit to apply or contact your local county office.