It is important to have health insurance. Health insurance protects you from high
medical bills that otherwise would be overwhelming. With health insurance coverage,
you can visit your doctor for annual check-ups or when you are sick. Having health
insurance will provide you with peace of mind and financial security so you can remain
healthy and focused on your academic and career goals.
Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program funded by the State of California and
federal government. Students with limited income and resources may qualify for low-cost
or no-cost health coverage through Medi-Cal. Enrollment is available year-round. To
learn more about Medi-Cal, click here.
How to Apply for Medi-Cal:
1. Online at CoveredCA.com. A single application will let you know if you qualify.
2. By phone from Monday to Friday during business hours at 1-800-300-1506.
Please note that Medi-Cal must be renewed every year. A renewal packet will be mailed. Complete it and return it. For more information on how to keep your coverage each year, click here.
You can also contact your local Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services office at 1-866-613-3777. To visit the LA Department of Public Social Services website, click here.
Covered California is the online marketplace where California residents can shop for
and compare quality health insurance plans and choose the one that works best for
their health needs and budget. Based on income and family size, many students may
qualify for financial assistance. This means that the government will pay for a portion
of your health insurance premiums immediately, instead of having to wait until you
The open enrollment period to apply and sign up for a Covered California health insurance plan happens once at the end of each calendar year. After the open enrollment period ends, you are only permitted to enroll in a Covered California health plan if you have a qualifying life event, such as losing your health coverage, getting married, moving outside your plan's coverage area, having a baby and turning 26. Please view qualifications for Special Enrollment.
How to Apply and Enroll in Covered California:
1. Online at CoveredCA.com. Create an account to start your application or log in to renew, change or update your current health plan. Live chat is also available.
2. By phone at 1-800-300-1506. A customer service representative will help you fill out an application, review your choices and enroll in coverage.
Please note that in-person enrollment centers have been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most current information on ways to apply, click here.
Young adults can stay on a parent's health insurance plan until age 26. They are eligible
to join and remain on a parent's plan even if they are financially independent from
their parents, do not live with their parents, are married, or are eligible for insurance
through their employer. If applicable, students often prefer to stay on their parent's
insurance plan because it may have more benefits or be a lower cost.
To find out how to get or stay on a parent's plan, click here.
Compton College provides some basic clinical care for students on campus. Our Student Health Center services are designed to address health promotion, disease prevention, short-term acute illnesses and injuries, and to assist you in finding other resources to help you manage your health conditions.
Many of our services are covered by the Student Health Fee you pay as part of your enrollment at Compton College and do not require insurance. These services can include:
To access a free and confidential 24/7 helpline and get support finding free rehab
facilities near you, visit https://freerehabcenters.org/.