Benefit Details
California Medicaid
Managing Agency California

Program Description

Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is supported by Federal and state taxes. Medi-Cal is a large program made up of many separate programs designed to assist Californians in various family and medical situations.

The California Healthy Families program has transitioned to the Medi-Cal Program as of January 1, 2013.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of California, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, be responsible for children under 19 years of age, or be 65 years of age or older.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To learn more about California Medi-Cal and how to apply, please visit:

Program Contact Information

Call or visit your local county social services office and ask for a Medi-Cal application:
You may also phone the California Department of Health Services to obtain information Medi-Cal: 916-445-4171
TTY users can call: 916-445-0553