Question: Some of our family are undocumented. Can they apply for Covered California health care?
Answer: Immigrants who are not “lawfully present” are not eligible to purchase a health plan through Covered California; however, they may be eligible for coverage through Medi-Cal.
Individuals who are not lawfully present may apply for coverage through Covered California for their lawfully present family members (such as a dependent child), who may be eligible for coverage through a Covered California plan or through Medi-Cal.
Additionally, Covered California encourages any U.S. citizen or person who is lawfully present to apply for health care coverage through Covered California even if they have family members in their household who are undocumented or not lawfully present. Families with mixed immigration status can still apply for health coverage through Covered California.