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Apply for Medi-Cal or Other Affordable, Quality Health Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medi-Cal coverage will be expanded and up to two million new people may be eligible for Medi-Cal in 2014. As a result, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has partnered with Covered California to create an online “one-stop shop” for health coverage.

More information about Medi-Cal

Tips to Speed Up Your Application for Health Coverage 

Apply for Medi-Cal or Other Health Coverage

If you would like health coverage, go to Covered California to complete your application 
for Medi-Cal eligibility or low cost health insurance. 

Get Health Coverage for 2014

Apply for Health Coverage at Covered California in 2014

Download a Printable Application
for Health Insurance

If you would like to apply in person, download, fill out, and submit your streamlined application to your local county office. 
Locate your local county office

Frequently Asked Questions

If I already have Medi-Cal benefits, do I need to reapply?
No.  If you already have Medi-Cal coverage, your Medi-Cal benefits will continue until your next regularly scheduled annual redetermination date.

If I currently receive Medi-Cal benefits, will my benefits change in 2014?
Yes.  Medi-Cal will expand its services by providing mental health, substance use disorder services, and dental coverage under the ACA.

Is Medi-Cal changing its criteria to receive benefits?
Yes.  Medi-Cal eligibility is now simpler than ever.  For most individuals, Medi-Cal eligibility will be based on your household size and your income.  Medi-Cal will also attempt to verify your information electronically so you may be found eligible for benefits without ever having to provide paper verifications.

How does Covered California work with Medi-Cal?
Covered California will act as a “one-stop shop” for health insurance.  Through Covered California, you will be able to apply for Medi-Cal benefits electronically and receive a real-time eligibility results.  You will also be able to report changes online and receive real-time customer support 24 hours a day. 

If you have any additional questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and how it expands health care coverage, including Medi-Cal in 2014, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Us

If you do not find an answer to your question after reading through our Frequently Asked Questions, please contact us directly: Medi-Cal Contact Us, or contact your local county office from our County Listings page. 

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Last modified on: 12/19/2014 4:31 PM