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Types of Healthcare Coverage
Medical Coverage is available for individuals and families through programs including Medi-Cal, Medicare Premium Payment assistance, and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP).

Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This is a public health insurance program that pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.

Medicare Premium Payment Programs
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 or older, and some younger people with disabilities. To apply for Medicare, you need to go through the federal government - you can apply online at If you have Medicare coverage, Medi-Cal may be able to pay your Medicare Part B premiums through a Medicare Premium Payment Programs (MPPP). You may also be eligible to Medicare and Medi-Cal coverage at the same time, which can help reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) is Nevada County's public health insurance program which provides health care services for adults not eligible for Medi-Cal. Adults must meet income and asset tests to access the program. CMSP is funded by the County in cooperation with other smaller, rural counties.

Medi-Cal Dental
Keeping your teeth healthy is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Many dental services are covered under Medi-Cal, such as cleanings, fillings, root canals, tooth removal and dentures. Visit for more information on covered services, and to find a dentist who accepts Medi-Cal.

How To Apply
You can apply online at You can also visit any Nevada County Department of Social Services office to apply in person, or call 530-265-1340 or email to request a paper application in the mail.
From the California Department of Health Care Services:
​Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.  Medi-Cal is financed equally by the state and federal government. ​​​​​

Medi-Cal phone support: 800-541-5555. The Telephone Service Center (TSC) is available 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.

People who have straight Medi-Cal can call this number to get a list of providers in their area that take Medi-Cal. Once they are with Partnership HealthPlan of California for managed care, they will need to contact PHC directly for a list of providers.

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This is a Ready to Grow (R2G) resource. Ready to Grow is a First 5 Nevada County program to connect children 0-5 with services and information that support their well-being. Organizations with programs that have this R2G tag may have additional programs of interest to families.