Steps to Medi-Cal






Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program that provides free or low cost medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.

Click to expand each topic below and learn more about the Medi-Cal process.



Are You Eligible?





How to Apply





Verify Eligibility





Enroll in a Plan





When you first qualify for Medi-Cal and receive your BIC, you are covered under Fee-For-Service (also called, Regular Medi-Cal). Within 45 days of receiving your BIC, you will be mailed information explaining your health plan options.

However, you must choose a health plan within 30 days of receiving your health plan information mailer. If you do not choose a plan within 30 days, Medi-Cal will choose a plan for you. The health plans available to you depend on what county you live in.

Go to the Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plan Directory and find your county.

For those Medi-Cal members who are already enrolled and need to pick a health plan, you can do so at the Health Care Options website.

If you see only one health plan, the county has chosen this plan for you. Please wait for your health plan information in the mail.

If you see multiple health plans listed, please explore each plan and choose the one that suits you and your family’s needs. Remember, if you do not pick a plan within 30 days of receiving your health plan information mailer, Medi-Cal will pick a plan for you.

If you live in San Benito County, there is only one health plan available and you may enroll in this health plan. However, you may choose to stay with Fee-For-Service Medi-Cal.




Start Using Your Benefits





Last modified date: 11/8/2017 2:15 PM