Every person deserves to have access to healthcare.


Are you 65 years old or older? You may be eligible for Dual Coverage through Medicare and Medi-Cal!

What is Medicare?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 years or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, adults, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low-income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS. An individual has access to full services for medical, dental, vision and mental health.

What is MediMedi?

MediMedi is also known as “Dual Eligible”. These are individuals who are eligible for both Medi-Cal and for Medicare (all parts of Medicare). Under MediMedi, individuals have access to additional resources and benefits such as meal delivery services, mail in order prescriptions, gym membership, etc. This is additional coverage that is not covered by any other plans.

How can CHI help?

Community Health Initiative (CHI) is a nonprofit organization established in 2005. We work in collaboration with partner agencies, health care centers, school districts, community colleges, adult education, our workforce, health and human services and businesses to bridge health insurance gaps in our communities. We have skilled and licensed bilingual and bicultural staff who mirror the community’s needs and assist in accessing the services.

CHI is a leader and innovator in addressing barriers to healthcare access, especially with vulnerable populations. CHI is an active participant in the statewide association of similar organizations to advocate for expanded healthcare coverage and to develop best practices.

At CHI we can assist with the application process for health insurance programs and ensure successful enrollment as we follow up with insurance providers to be sure the application is processed successfully. We also ensure all the necessary documentation is submitted along with the application.

To find out if you are eligible or would like more information, please call us and one of our licensed specialists will be happy to assist you in your preferred language!


We focus on providing access to care through health insurance enrollment, patient education, and advocacy.

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Medi-Cal Adult Expansion Begins January 1st, 2024

On January 1st, 2024, Medi-Cal expanded their full scope coverage to undocumented adults between ages 26-49 years old. Regardless of immigration status, an individual is eligible for Medi-Cal as long as they meet the Medi-Cal income guidelines. Applying or using Medi-Cal will not affect your immigration status. Contact us for more information. > Contact Us