Presumptive Eligibility Medi-Cal
Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for Pregnant Women is a Medi-Cal program that gives free, immediate, and temporary coverage for prenatal care. It is temporary while an application for the permanent Medi-Cal program is being reviewed. PE Medi-Cal covers clinic pregnancy tests, prenatal care visits, and prenatal prescription medicines only. Immigration status does not affect eligibility for PE.
Pregnant women who apply for PE Medi-Cal will be screened for eligibility for other Medi-Cal programs that provide permanent health coverage during and after pregnancy, including coverage for newborns.
A Certified Application AssistorCall 650-616-2002 will explain coverage under these programs and help with the application process if you are eligible.