Health care — including coronavirus care and testing — should be affordable for all Californians.
On this page you will find:
COVID-19 coverage for all Californians
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or think you were exposed to it, testing is free for you. In all other circumstances, you may have a co-pay.
If you don’t have or recently lost health care coverage, you can get covered. See the Health Care Coverage Options Factsheet (PDF) to find out how.
Pandemic crisis care in hospitals
California is experiencing a huge surge in COVID-19 cases. This strains staffing and other hospital resources. CDPH has outlined steps hospitals can take to prepare. Read more in the California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines.
CDPH has issued a Public Health Order for regions under the Regional Stay at Home Order. In regions that have 0% ICU availability, and 10% or less ICU availability in a county, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers are required to:
- Delay certain elective surgical procedures
- Accept patients from hospitals in crisis, regardless of the patient’s insurance status or ability to pay
Questions and answers
Insurance and cost
Information for healthy living
Helping family or friends
- California Department of Insurance COVID-19 Information
- California Health and Human Services on Twitter