Health Access

Let’s all work together to keep our California communities healthy.

The state is mobilizing at every level to proactively and aggressively protect the health and well-being of Californians, but we cannot fight this outbreak alone. We need the participation and support of every Californian. That is why we’re providing recent, relevant and reliable information. Californians need to know how critical it is to stay home, learn how to stay healthy and where they can get help.

These actions are critical and there is no doubt our collective efforts save lives.

coveredcaHealth for All

COPE is proud to partner with Loma Linda University, United Way 211, El Sol, and the San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department to make sure that all Californians have access to health care. Through the “Health for All” campaign, COPE helps eligible residents in the Inland Valley apply for Medi-Cal health coverage. Medi-Cal is a no-cost or low-cost health program. It provides medical, dental, and vision services to qualified low-income San Bernardino County residents. Medi-Cal is available for individuals and families, children, and pregnant individuals with limited income.

Individuals who may be eligible for Medi-Cal include:

  • Children up to age 19
  • Adults 19 and older
  • Seniors age 65 and up with Medicaid
  • Pregnant
  • In a skilled nursing or intermediate care home
  • Refugees (limited time frame)

You may also qualify if you are enrolled in one of the following programs:

  • CalFresh
  • CalWorks (AFDC)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program

To apply for Medi-Cal today, contact Ms. Demita Burgess by phone at (909) 522-9145 or email at

To partner with COPE or to request more information on our Medi-Cal outreach & enrollment program support, please contact Mrs. Laniea King at (909) 485-8864 or email at (

Health Equity Collaborative Team

The COPE Health Equity Collaborative is a community-academic partnership with Drs. Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir (Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy- University of California San Diego) and Bridgette Peteet (Professor of Psychology- Loma Linda University) alongside COPE members Mrs. Laniea King (Program Manager of Health Services), Robert Gordon (Faith Organizer) focused on the promotion of equitable health within racially/ethnically minoritized communities. The collaborative utilizes innovative, community-engaged research and practices to address healthcare access limitations within the Inland Empire. More than 3,000 racially/ethnically minoritized individuals have received services the collaborative provides in concert with community faith leaders. The services provided include health education seminars and vaccinations for preventable respiratory diseases (enter rest of services). The successes of our unique partnership continue to serve as a model for health equity promotion within underserved communities locally, nationally, and internationally.