Santa Barbara County
Department of Social Services 

234 Camino Del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

1 (866) 404-4007 Toll Free
or visit their website.

San Luis Obispo County
Department of Social Services

3433 S. Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

(805) 781-1600
or visit their website.
Update on SB-75 - 
Care for All Children
No earlier than May 2016, all low-income children in California will become eligible for full scope Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status under state policy. 

Many undocumented children are already enrolled in restricted scope Medi-Cal and will be transitioned to full scope coverage without a new application. The group of children transitioning from restricted scope to full scope Medi-Cal may include some children who are simultaneously enrolled in county-based Children's Health Initiatives (CHIs) i.e. the Healthy Kids program in Santa Barbara.

A panel discussion on Full Scope Medi-Cal for All Children will take place on May 12 in San Luis Obispo.  Click here for details.

Learn more by visiting the DHCS website or contact your local County Social Service office.
CenCal Health Membership Report
Effective January 1, 2014, with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CenCal Health saw a dramatic increase from the originally projected 15 percent thought to expand into Medi-Cal Managed Care with CenCal Health, to approximately 30 percent. 

To the right are the current total population figures, including the current Medi-Cal expansion population figures. CenCal Health now provides health insurance for one in four residents of Santa Barbara County, and one in five residents of San Luis Obispo County.
CenCal Health Receives 
Community Partners in Excellence Award

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care presented CenCal Health with the 2016 Community Partners in Excellence Award March 8 during PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare, a healthcare symposium hosted annually by VNHC. 

That same evening, CenCal Health received Certificates of Recognition from both the California Assembly and Senate. 

Dignity Health Earns Healthcare Innovation Award

CenCal Health has selected Dignity Health as the recipient of the Healthcare Innovation Award for participation in the Access and Coordination Expansion (ACE) Program. 

This award is intended to honor the CenCal Health provider participating in the ACE Program who was the most innovative, who was exceptionally dedicated to the low-income population, embraced the goal to ensure the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was successfully implemented in our service area, and who shares our mission of improving the health and well-being of people on the Central Coast. 

Dignity Health will be presented the award at CenCal Health's board meeting on May 18th. Congratulations, Dignity Health on a job well done!
Welcome to our new Chief Information Officer 

CenCal Health is proud to announce Barrie Parker  as our  new 
Chief Information Officer.