Health Insurance Info
Low Income Coverage Options
What should I do if I currently have no health insurance of any type?
Get screened to see what type of program you may be eligible for:
- Medi-Cal, a health insurance program for children, parents, seniors, and persons with disabilities
- Kaiser Child Health Plan a health insurance program for children who do not qualify for Medi-Cal
- HealthPAC a local funded program that helps cover the cost of medical services
- Alliance Group Care a health insurance program for IHSS workers in Alameda County
- Covered California™ offers a range of plans for individuals and families. See if you are eligible for help to pay monthly premiums for a Covered California health insurance plan, or if you qualify for Medi-Cal.
What type of programs might I qualify for?
FamilyPACT is an example of one program for which you might qualify. It covers the cost for all family planning services for men and women at certain clinics. This includes: annual exams, STD testing, birth control, and other reproductive health services.
The programs for which you might qualify depend on many things, such as: your income, your family situation, and your health. Staff will screen you for all programs.
Even if you are not eligible for any programs, clinics on this website offer low-cost options based on a sliding-fee scale and will do their best to help you get the care that you need.
Where can I enroll or see if I qualify for these programs?
You can be screened and enrolled at the eligibility departments of the Alameda County clinics or at Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. Click here to display a full list of places where you can be screened and enrolled in health insurance or coverage programs.
What can I expect at an eligibility and screening appointment?
Eligibility staff may do a pre-screening on the phone to see which programs you might qualify. They will ask you:
- how many people are in your family,
- your income,
- your address, and
- your citizenship. Even if you are not a citizen, you can still receive health services in Alameda County.
The eligibility staff will have you make an appointment to do your in-person screening.
It is important to bring certain documents to this eligibility appointment so that applications can be completed. Programs require different documents; ask the eligibility staff on the phone for details.
- Photo identification, such as a driver’s license, California identification card, passport, Permanent Resident/green card, or other school/government-issued identification card with a photo
- Proof of address: such as an ID with your current address, a water bill, gas/electricity bill, or phone bill
- Proof of income: Two (2) of your most recent paycheck stubs, Federal Income Tax return, and your most recent bank statements
- Proof of citizenship (if available), such as passport, birth certificate. Even if you are not a citizen, you can still receive health services in Alameda County.
- Social Security number (optional)