The Medical Services Initiative (MSI) is Orange County’s safety-net program for low-income adults providing primary, preventive, and emergent medical services through a public-private partnership between the Orange County Health Care Agency and community health care providers.
Eligibility for MSI
You may be eligible for MSI benefits if you:
Are a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States
Are an Orange County resident
Are between the ages of 21 and 64
Meet current Federal Poverty Guidelines for income (200% or less).
Cannot pay for the medical care you need
Complete an MSI application
Are not eligible to Medi-Cal
An Urgent or Emergent condition is no longer needed to apply (space may be limited to a certain number of patients). Please call the Social Services MSI Eligibility Information Line at 866-979-6772 if you have any questions about the qualifications listed above.
Applications are taken at a hospital or community clinic with an MSI representative. To apply for MSI coverage you must:
Make an appointment to complete an application,
Provide proof of Orange County residency (such as a drivers license, car registration, credit card bill, or utility bill),
Sign a Credit Authorization release form,
Provide proof of income,
Provide proof of age,
Provide proof of citizenship and identity. This only needs to be provided once.
For additional information about the MSI Program or for a list of hospitals or community clinics that take MSI applications, please contact:
MSI Program P.O. Box 355
Santa Ana, CA 92702