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Department of Health Care Services

DHCS oversees comprehensive health care, including mental health and drug treatment programs, for about 13 million Californians—nearly one-third of the state's population. Our largest program is Medi-Cal, the backbone of California's health-care safety net.

Department of Health Care Services


How Do I...

  • Get help using Medi-Cal? (Necesitas ayuda para
    usar Medi-Cal?)
    Call the Medi-Cal Helpline:
    1-800-541-5555, or
    (916) 636-1980


"myMedi-Cal: How To Get the Health Care You Need" tells you how to apply for Medi-Cal to get no-cost or low-cost health insurance, and what you must do to be eligible for the program.
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