News & Events

Updated 22 August 2011

Low Income Health Program

San Joaquin County is currently developing a Low Income Health Program (LIHP)
in compliance with the approved California’s section 1115(a) Medicaid
Demonstration, “Bridge to Reform (Demonstration).”  Under the Demonstration
between the State and the federal government, the County has an opportunity to
provide low income residents key coverage program components as a “bridge” to
the expanded Medicaid coverage which will be available under federal Health Care
Reform, “Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act,” in January 2014.   

The LIHP will allow for enrollment of many of the adult residents 18 – 64 years of
age currently served under the County Medical Assistance Program (MAP) which
meets the County obligation under Welfare and Institutions Code 17000 for the
provision of services to medically indigent adults. 

Target implementation for the LIHP is December 2011.  Please be sure to check back regularly for LIHP updates such as program guidelines and eligibility.  You may also learn about the Low Income Health Program at the State of California Department of Health Care Services website

Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Clinics

Funded by Health Resources and Services Administration and its Bureau of Primary
Care to provide health care to designated medically underserved areas or populations, San Joaquin County and the San Joaquin County Clinics Community
Board (CCCB) are developing a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike
Application (FQHC-LAL) for designation of FQHC-LAL Clinics. This will allow
the county to receive enhanced reimbursement to ensure our Primary Care Clinics
remain open and accessible to the community. 

To find out more about FQHC-LAL, please visit

Board Members Needed for Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike
Status for SJGH Clinics

San Joaquin General Hospital needs your help in identifying patients from the Family
Medicine Clinic, Primary Care Clinic, Internal Medicine Clinic, Pediatric Clinic and
Healthy Beginnings Clinic (French Camp or California Street) who must comprise the
majority of an 11-person board to oversee operations of the proposed FQHC
look-alike.  In addition, all members of this board should reflect the demographics of
the patients we serve; therefore, we need to get additional information (see
application addendum) from each potential member regarding their ethnicity.

For more information, please contact Margaret Szczepaniak, Assistant Director
Health Care Services, at (209) 468-6600 or
County Community Clinic Board Application (PDF).

Medical Assistance Program
The Medical Assistance Program (MAP), located at San Joaquin General Hospital,
offers health care coverage for services at San Joaquin County facilities for thosewho meet the eligibility requirements, which include being a legal resident of San Joaquin County, gross income of less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, who do not have eligibility or access to other coverage such as Medi-Cal, private health insurance, or Workers’ Compensation.  This program fulfills the County Mandate under Welfare and Institutions Code 17000.  For more information on the Medical Assistance Program, please visit Program.htm.

MAP Application: English/Spanish