Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for low-income California residents. Most people with Medi-Cal pay no premium or co-payments. Medi-Cal and Covered
California use the same streamlined application. Learn More.
COVID-19 Care for the Uninsured and Medi-Cal Beneficiaries
If you are uninsured, or have Medi-Cal but no regur doctor, medical advice about COVID-19 is available through the Medi-Nurse advice line at 1-877-409-9052.
Beneficiaries: Important Information About Medi-Cal and COVID-19
You can still use Medi-Cal health care service, even with rules in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please see the Beneficiary Outreach Letter webpage for more information.
Resources for Emotional Support and Well-Being
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is changing life for all of us. You may feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, depressed, lonely or frustrated in these circumstances.
You’re not alone. Learn about strategies for managing stress.
- The California Peer-Run Warm Line: (855) 845-7415 and the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: (900) 885-5990 are available 24/7 for anyone feeling stress due to the emergency.
DHCS COVID-19 Response
The resources below detail steps that DHCS is taking to ensure Medi-Cal beneficiaries have access to medically necessary services during the COVID-19 emergency.
When Is Dental Care an Emergency? A COVID-19 Guide for Families - April 10, 2020
Hospital Presumptive Eligibility: COVID-19 Flexibilities - April 2, 2020
Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women: COVID-19 Flexibilities - April 2, 2020
Notice of Action - COVID-19 Extension - March 27, 2020
Alzheimer’s Association Guidance on COVID-19 - March 26, 2020
- HCBS Guidance for Beneficiaries - March 15, 2020