Do you need affordable health coverage? Medi-Cal provides affordable health, dental* and vision** coverage to qualified low-income California residents.

Who is Covered

Medi-Cal offers coverage to qualifying low-income families with children, seniors (age 65 and older), and people with disabilities. 

new Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Medi-Cal now also offers coverage to more adults. As part of the federal health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act), Medi-Cal now extends healthcare coverage to the following qualifying low-income adults:

  • Adults (under age 65) who have no children, or have children over age 21
  • Parents of children who were previously denied for Medi-Cal for having too many assets (like a boat or truck)
  • Former foster youth who are 21 or older

What you get with Medi-Cal

Under no-cost Medi-Cal you receive:

*Children under 21 are currently eligible for dental coverage under Medi-Cal; Adults will be eligible starting May 2014.
**Children under 21 are eligible for an exam and glasses; Adults are eligible for an exam only.

How to apply for Medi-Cal

There are three ways to apply:

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  • With an eligibility worker at a county clinic or your local Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

To find out if you're eligible for Medi-Cal, call the IEHP Enrollment Assistance Unit at 1-888-860-1298. Hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. TTY users should call 1-800-720-4347. 

More information on Medi-Cal

Visit the following links for more information:

IEHP Medi-Cal Members

If you're already a Medi-Cal Member through IEHP, download the Medi-Cal Member Handbook and the Medi-Cal Formulary. Your Handbook will explain covered benefits like how to find a Doctor, how to get care, and more. The Medi-Cal Formulary will show you what prescription drugs are covered under Medi-Cal. 

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