New Criteria for Access to Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services for Beneficiaries Under Age 21

Executive Summary

This fact sheet provides health care advocates and stakeholders with the new criteria for Medi-Cal eligible children and youth under age 21 to obtain specialty mental health services under Medi-Cal, as part of California’s new Initiative, California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM).

*This fact sheet was co-authored by Rachel Velcoff Hults, Senior Equity and Access Attorney, Health at the National Center for Youth Law

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