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The Medi-Cal Eligibility Division (MCED) is responsible for the development, coordination, clarification, and implementation of Medi-Cal regulations, policy, and procedures to assure Medi-Cal eligibility is determined accurately and timely by the 58 county human services agencies.​​​​​

​Outreach & Enrollment

Per AB 82 (2013), Sections 70 & 71,  DHCS has implemented in-person enrollment assistance payments and O&E grant funding to counties.

In addition, per SB 18 (2014), DHCS will provide renewal assistance funds to counties.

Presumptive Eligibility

The Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for pregnant women program is designed for low-income California residents.
The Hospital Presumptive Eligibility (HPE) program provides individuals with temporary, no-cost, Medi-Cal benefits for up to two months.  
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) provides needed cancer treatment to eligible individuals diagnosed with breast and/or cervical cancer and who are in need of treatment.

Former Foster Care Youth

Individuals who were in foster care at age 18 are now eligible for Medi-Cal until age 26.

Express Lane

The Express Lane Enrollment Project is based on federal guidance designed to streamline Medi-Cal enrollment for CalFresh recipiants.

Medi-Cal Access Program

The Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP)  provides low-cost health insurance coverage to uninsured, middle income pregnant women.

Last modified on: 9/28/2018 9:27 AM