MEDI-CAL - CDHCS

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES


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  • Sacramento, Sacramento
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​​​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 people, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.

Medi-Cal is free or low-cost 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 care plans. In Nevada and Placer Counties the managed care provider is Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC). Medi-Cal is financed equally by the state and federal government. ​​​​Medi-Cal and Covered California use the same application. This means that once you apply using CoveredCA.com, you’ll find out which program you qualify for. Some households qualify for both.

Web pagesPeople who have straight Medi-Cal can call 800-541-5555 to get a list of providers in their area that take Medi-Cal. Once they have managed care, they will need to contact the company directly for a list of providers.