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
Frequently Asked Questions
Medi-Cal managed care offers a selection of 21 health plans. Your health plan options will vary depending upon the county in which you live. Most counties offer commercial plans, which also operate in Covered California including Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser, Health Net, and Molina. Other plans are public plans administered by the community. Every county's Medi-Cal plans provide the same high quality care at the same low or no cost to Californians, no matter where you live. The directory of health plans available through Medi-Cal managed care is available online at: Medi-Cal Managed Care: Health Plan Directory.
More than 400 hospitals and approximately 130,000 doctors, pharmacists, dentists, and other health care providers participate in the Medi-Cal program to provide medically necessary services to members. Most Medi-Cal members who participated in the CHCF study said it is easy to find a primary care physician nearby. You can search for a managed care provider on the Department of Health Care Services website at Health Care Options.
Nov 1, 2016 ... Below you will find ways to apply for Medi-Cal health coverage. Your choices to apply are By Mail, In Person, or Online. For more information ... http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/ApplyforMedi-Cal.aspx
County Offices to Apply for Health Coverage, Medi-Cal, and Other Benefits. County Listings below are arranged in alphabetical order by county name and ... http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/CountyOffices.aspx
Apr 1, 2016 ... Can I decline Medi-Cal and enroll in a Covered California health plan and receive the ... What will happen after I apply for health coverage? http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/eligibility/Pages/Medi-Cal_CovCA_FAQ.aspx
Jun 8, 2016 ... When you complete a Covered California application, your eligibility for Medi-Cal will automatically be determined. You can apply for Medi-Cal ... http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/eligibility/Pages/Medi-CalFAQs2014a.aspx
Feb 23, 2017 ... Apply for Medi-Cal with a Single Streamlined Application , provided in English and other languages. Send completed and signed applications ... http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/individuals/Pages/How.aspx
Feb 23, 2017 ... Apply for Medi-Cal or Other Affordable, Quality Health Coverage. As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that began in 2014, Medi-Cal has ... http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/eligibility/Pages/MC_Eligibility_Ben.aspx
With just one application, you'll find out if you qualify for free or low-cost health insurance, including Medi-Cal. The state of California created Covered ... http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/eligibility/Documents/2014_CoveredCA_Applications/ENG-CASingleStreamApp.pdf
A new law says most U.S. citizens or nationals applying to Medi-Cal must show proof of citizenship and proof of identity. Read below to see if this law applies to ... http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/formsandpubs/forms/Forms/DHCS%200001.pdf