San Mateo County
Access and Care for Everyone (ACE)
San Mateo County Access and Care for Everyone (ACE) is a locally funded health care program for low-income adults who do not qualify for other health insurance. HPSM serves as the third-party administrator. San Mateo County is the service area for the program.
On January 1st, 2020, ACE Fee Waiver Participants ages 19 to 25 will be transitioned into full-scope Medi-Cal.
Who is eligible
Adults age 19 and above who are not eligible for other state and federal insurance programs are eligible for ACE.
What is covered
- Doctor visits
- Hospital visits
- Prescription drugs
- Eye care
- Preventive care – including check-ups, screenings, tests, immunizations and other office visits with a primary care doctor
For more coverage information, see the San Mateo County ACE Participant Handbook.
Annual Participant Fee
To join, participants must pay a $360 application fee. Most ACE members then pay an annual participant fee of $360 for 12 months of health coverage. Members can either pay it once a year in full or in monthly payments of $30.
There is a $15 co-pay for most services. Some services have much higher co-pays.
The participant fee and co-pays can be waived if you don’t earn enough money. Learn more