Steps to Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program that provides free or low cost medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.
Click to expand each topic below and learn more about the Medi-Cal process.
Are You Eligible?
Medi-Cal eligibility is based primarily on your income and, sometimes, your "countable property". Effective January 1, 2014, Medi-Cal has been expanded to offer coverage to a larger group of Californians. To learn more about this, visit the Medi-Cal Expansion Information page.
To find out if you and your family may be eligible based on income, use the Covered California Income Guidelines chart.
Pregnant women, children, and disabled persons are allowed to have a higher income on the Federal Poverty Level scale and are urged to apply.
How to Apply
Enroll in a Plan
Start Using Your Benefits