LCI - Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is an essential source of health care insurance for millions of low-income, elderly and disabled Californians. There are many different Medi-Cal programs.

Medi-Cal for Children Under Age 18 and Pregnant Women

No-cost health coverage is available for uninsured children and pregnant women who meet certain eligibility requirements. You can get free help with Healthy Families/Medi-Cal applications from people who are specially trained. Some of these organizations serve populations that speak a language other than English. You can get toll-free help by calling 888-747-1222 or 800-880-5305.

Medi-Cal for Adults

Medi-Cal pays for health care for certain eligible residents. Any person has the right to apply for Medi-Cal. Even if you are working, own a house or are married, you may be eligible for Medi-Cal. You can apply for Medi-Cal at any time, but keep in mind that it will take time for your application to be processed. Because there are so many factors and a variety of programs, it is important for anyone interested in making an application to speak with someone who is qualified to offer assistance.

Medi-Cal Information and Assistance

California Department of Social Services: 800-952-5253
To have an application mailed to you, call Medi-Cal Outreach: 888-747-1222

Key Links

Medi-Cal / California HealthCare Foundation
Medi-Cal / The Health Consumer Alliance
Medi-Cal related sites
Social Security Administration