Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

California Department of Healthcare Services

Medi-Cal Premium Payments for the "Medi-Cal for Families" Program

Medi-Cal monthly premium payments may be required of some children who have transitioned from the Healthy Families Program or have applied for Medi-Cal. Premiums are based on a family’s income and family size.

If you are required to pay a monthly premium for your Medi-Cal you will receive a billing statement in the mail each month. Premium payments are due on the 20th of the month. There are four ways you can pay your premiums:

PAY BY MAIL

You can pay by mail with a personal check, cashier’s check or money order. Make your payment to Medi-Cal For Families.

Mail payments to:
Medi-Cal For Families
Payment Section
PO Box 138011
Sacramento, CA 95813-8011

*If you pay three months at a time you will receive the fourth month free!

PAY CASH IN PERSON

You can pay by cash in person. Pay at any Western Union Convenience Pay location. Call 1-800-551-8001, option 1, to find a Western Union Convenience Pay location near you. There is no charge for this service.

PAY BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD

You can pay your premium by credit/debit card over the phone or online. Medi-Cal For Families accepts VISA, MasterCard and debit cards with a VISA or MasterCard logo.

Call 1-888-256-6167 to make a one-time payment. Call 1-877-267-3729 to set up monthly automatic payments. If you sign up for monthly automatic payments online or over the phone you will get a 25% discount on your premiums.

PAY BY ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER

You can pay with Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT). To pay by EFT, follow steps on the back of your monthly statement or complete the EFT Form (PDF). You will fill out a form giving Medi-Cal For Families permission to draw money from your bank's checking or savings account each month. You will send Medi-Cal For Families the form with a voided check or savings deposit slip from your account.

You will automatically receive a 25% discount on your monthly premium if you pay by EFT. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks to process the EFT request. Send your payments by mail to Medi-Cal until you receive written confirmation that your EFT is approved.

WHAT IF I DO NOT RECEIVE A BILLING STATEMENT?

It is your responsibility to send in payments even if you do not get a bill. All payments are due by the 20th of the month. Write your Family Member Number on the check or money order, and send it to:

Medi-Cal For Families
Payment Section
PO Box 138011
Sacramento, CA 95813-8011

For premium payment information call 1-800-880-5305, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. or Saturday 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.