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

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FAQs about Premiums for 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

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 or Debit Card

The Medi-Cal for Families Program accepts VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit cards, debit cards with a VISA or MasterCard logo, and personal checking, savings or money market bank accounts.
Call 1-888-256-6167 to make a one-time payment.
If you sign up for monthly automatic payments online 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 from below.

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.

Last modified on: 10/27/2017 3:54 PM