Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). DHCS is the backbone of California’s health care safety net, helping millions of low-income and disabled Californians each and every day.
General Information: 916-445-1248
Hearing Impaired: 800-735-2929
Apply for Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents who meet eligibility requirements. Most applicants who apply through Covered California and enroll in Medi-Cal will receive care through managed health plans.
General Information: 916-552-9200