Ability-To-Pay (ATP) Plan

What services are offered?
Medical care for Los Angeles County residents including prenatal, maternity, prescribed medicines, and hospitalization Services are offered at any Clinic or County Hospital.

Who can be covered?
Los Angeles County residents not eligible to full-coverage Medi-Cal may qualify for ATP.  Persons receiving restricted Medi-Cal may qualify for ATP for non-emergency and non-pregnancy related services.  Persons who are linked and potentially eligible for Medi-Cal must apply for and cooperate with the Medi-Cal application process before they can be considered for ATP.

How much does it cost?

  • No-Cost for persons with income at or under the listed Income Limits
  • Low-Cost for those over the listed Income Limits
  • General Relief recipients receive care at no cost.

Clinic Care and Hospitalization Care : Persons may receive clinic care or hospitalization care at no cost if, after deductions, a person's monthly income plus other resources for the family are less than the listed income limits:

Income Limits
Family Size Monthly Limit
1 $1,322
2 $1,784
3 $2,247
4 $2,709
5 $3,171
6 $3,634

Is there a property limit?
No.  There is no countable property limit.

Can an individual receive services if he/she has other health insurance?
Yes.  ATP will cover your “deductible” for private insurance, but doesn’t cover inpatient Medicare or Medi-Cal deductibles.

Is citizenship or legal residency required?
No, but must be a Los Angeles County resident and provide acceptable proof of address.

How to file an application?
Apply at the Los Angeles County DHS Health facilities when requesting services. To locate the nearest Los Angeles County DHS health facility, Click Here.

Last Updated: April 2014
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