Our Story

Our story is about being a family

The Molina Healthcare story is about one man’s belief that when it comes to health care everyone should be treated like family.

It was in 1980 when as an emergency room physician, C. David Molina, MD, noticed that low-income, uninsured or non-English speaking patients were coming to the emergency room in need of general health care services. Without family doctors, they were not always getting the right care and information. These underserved families deserved better and Dr. Molina set out to do something about it.

He opened a clinic in Long Beach, California to provide low-income individuals and families with a place to go to get personalized health care from Molina doctors. Two more clinics opened that same year and today our company serves people across the country through our various lines of business.

More than 35 Years of Delivering Quality Health Care

  • 1980

    FIRST PATIENT

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare is born. Originally named Molina Medical Centers, our primary care clinics begin serving communities in southern California.

  • 1994

    100,000 MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare is licensed as a health plan in California.

  • 1997

    110,000 MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in Utah.

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in Michigan.

    Maine 2011
  • 2000

    250,000 MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in Washington.

    Maine 2011
  • 2003

    500,000 MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare becomes a publicly-traded company and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as MOH.

    Maine 2011
  • 2004

    750,000 MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in New Mexico.

    Maine 2011
  • 2005

    900,000 MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in Texas.

  • 2006

    1 MILLION MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins offering services to people with Medicare

  • 2008

    1.25 MILLION MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins operating Fairfax County clinics in Virginia.

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in Florida.

    Maine 2011
  • 2010

    1.6 MILLION MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins offering services through Molina Medicaid Solutions.

  • 2011

    1.7 MILLION MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Medicaid Solutions’ system in Maine receives full federal certification.

  • 2012

    1.8 MILLION MEMBERS

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare is awarded dual eligible contracts in California, Illinois and Ohio.

  • 2013

    1.9 Million members

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in Illinois.

  • 2014

    2.6 Million members

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in South Carolina.

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving dual-eligible populations in California, Illinois and Ohio.

  • 2015

    3.5 Million members

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving communities in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Maine 2011

    Molina Healthcare begins serving dual-eligible populations in Michigan, South Carolina and Texas.