Children’s Health Access and Medi-Cal Program (CHAMP)
Children’s Health Access and Medi-Cal Program (CHAMP) is a Wellness Programs Department subdivision designed to support student academic achievement and promote the well-being of children, families and community members through the enrollment of health insurance programs such as:
Medi-Cal, Covered California and the Kaiser Permanente Child Health Program.In addition to providing enrollment assistance, CHAMP team members provide:
• Health insurance presentations to schools, community members and outside agencies
• Assistance with the annual renewal of health insurance benefits for Medi-Cal and Covered
• Assistance identifying problems in the areas of health care enrollment and disenrollment
• Troubleshooting assistance to families navigating the health insurance system
• Health-focused referrals to other LAUSD Programs and appropriate community agencies such
as, WIC, CalFresh, CHDP, and MyHLACHAMP team members are Certified Enrollment Counselors who assist all families with applying for health insurance coverage. All CHAMP team members are bilingual in English and Spanish.
If you would like assistance with health insurance enrollment or have any concerns regarding your current healthcare coverage, please contact CHAMP at (213) 241-3840.
CHAMP - Health Insurance Eligibility & Enrollment
The California Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medi-Cal, is California’s Medicaid welfare program. Medi-cal offers free or low-cost health coverage to low-income children and adults who meet eligibility requirements.
As of January 1, 2020, all children and young adults (under the age of 26) who meet Medi-cal’s income eligibility requirements are eligible for full-scope Medi-cal regardless of their immigration status.
Types of Medi-Cal;
- Full-Scope: access to medical, dental, vision, prescription, specialty care, mental health, and substance abuse.
- Restricted Scope: access to emergency services only.
Medi-Cal enrollment is available year round; there is no open enrollment period.
To see if you are eligible for Medi-cal based on your annual income and current household size, please refer to the chart below.
You and your family may qualify for financial help: Household Size If 2021 household income is less than... 1 $17,237 $33,244 2 $23,336 $44,981 3 $29,439 $56,738 4 $35,535 $68,495 5 $41,635 $80,253 6 $47,735 $92,010 E Adults may be
eligible for Medi-Cal
Children may be
eligible for Medi-CalAdditional Medi-Cal information:To link to the State’s Medi-Cal homepage, please click here: California Medi-Cal InformationTo link to LA County’s Medi-Cal homepage, please click here: LA County Medi-Cal InformationCovered California
In order to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), Covered California was created to assist citizens and lawfully present individuals with applying for health insurance coverage.
Covered California enables individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance at federally subsidized rates. These subsidized rates reduce the cost of an enrollee’s monthly premium and are based on his/her age, household size, projected household income and the health plan and tier level he/she selects.
To apply for Covered California, you must complete the application during the program’s open enrollment period. Any applications submitted outside the open enrollment period will be denied unless the enrollee has a qualifying life-changing event (i.e. marriage or loss of health insurance). All life-changing events must be reported within 60 days of the date of the event in order to be able to enroll into Covered California.Kaiser Permanente Child Health Program
The Kaiser Child Health Program (KPCHP) provides health coverage to children up to the age of 19 who are not eligible for any other health insurance. KPCHP provides dental and medical services for those who qualify based on income.For more information on these programs or for assistance determining which program you are eligible for, please contact CHAMP at (213) 241-3840.You do not have to be a U.S. citizen for your child/children to qualify for the Child Health Program.
CHAMP - Media & Videos
Covered California Tax Credits video - English & Spanish