San Francisco Provides Access to Healthcare
Effective 1/1/2014, San Francisco Provides Access to Health Care (SF PATH), the City and County of San Francisco’s Low Income Health Program, has ended. The Low Income Health Program (LIHP) was created by the State of California in July 2011 as a temporary program for certain Californians who are eligible for free or low cost health insurance as a part of the federal health reforms that take effect in 2014.
On January 1st, 2014, over 12,000 SF PATH enrollees were automatically transitioned to the Medi-Cal program, California's free comprehensive health insurance program. A small number of SF PATH enrollees with incomes above Medi-Cal eligibility limits were not transitioned to Medi-Cal and instead are eligible for financial assistance in purchasing private health insurance through Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange. Enrollees eligible for discounted private health insurance through Covered California must take action and apply to enroll. Visit www.coveredca.com to start your application and find out more about how to enroll. In addition, SF PATH enrollees who will turn 65 by January 2014 were not automatically transitioned to the Medi-Cal program. The San Francisco Medi-Cal office has outreached to these enrollees.
If you have questions about your participation in the SF PATH program, please contact us at (415) 759-2384.