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School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (SMAA)

​​​​​​​​​​Region 9 LEC​​

3001 Redhill Ave., Bldg. 4-216
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: 714-708-4982
Fax: 714-708-2907​​​​

Region 9 LEC 2023-2024 Program Calendar​

Region 9 LEC 2022-2023 Program Calendar​​​​​​​​

Good health is essential for successful student achievement.  Linking students with the Medi-Cal program positively impacts their education and their attitude.  The state of a child's physical and mental health can improve school performance by:

  • Increased attendance
  • Increased concentration levels in the classroom
  • Expanded ability to participate in extracurricular activities

School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities

School districts are connecting children and families to health services provided by Medi-Cal.  SMAA can reimburse a portion of the related costs. 

Local Educational Consortium (LEC)

The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) began administering Region 9 LEC for SMAA in 1999.  The OCDE serves educational agencies in Orange, San Diego, and Imperial coun​ties.

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has created a SMAA marketing brochure to provide information to local educational agencies about the SMAA program and how they can participate.  To view or print the brochure, click on the link below.

 DHCS SMAA Brochure     Region 9 LEC SMAA Outreach