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.
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Are You Eligible?
How to Apply
There is no wrong door when applying for health coverage in California. Please choose one of the following ways to apply:
In Person: Apply at your local county social services office, where you can get personal assistance completing your application.
By Mail: Apply for Medi-Cal with a Single Streamlined Application , provided in English and other languages. Send completed and signed applications to your local county social services office. By Phone:To apply over the phone, call your local county social services office.
Online:Apply online at www.CoveredCA.com . Applications are securely transferred directly to your local county social services office, since Medi-Cal is provided at the county level.
If you need additional help applying or have additional questions, you can contact a trained Certified Enrollment Counselor (CEC) for free. Search a list of local CECs or call 1-800-300-1506.If you have already submitted an application online and haven’t been contacted yet, please don’t submit a duplicate application.
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