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Other Free or Low-Cost Programs for Adults


If you need medical services, they are available at public and private clinics, hospitals and many other locations.  Medical services including tests and prescriptions are provided on an ability-to-pay basis and can be provided at no cost depending on your income.  Please call (800) 427-8700 for the location nearest you or visit the Department of Health Services website.

 

Breast Cancer Early Detection Program (BCEDP) (800) 511-2300 

This program provides free breast cancer-related services for low and moderate income women age 50 and over (or 40 and over if high risk).  You may call from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

Family Planning, Access, Care & Treatment (FAMILY PACT) (800) 942-1054 

Low income women, men and minors without health care coverage for family planning services, may receive services through a program called Family Planning, Access, Care & Treatment (Family PACT).  For information and referral services, please call (800) 942-1054 

 

Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP) 

If you are eligible for Medi-Cal, seriously ill with high cost medical bills and have or have access to private health coverage, this special State Medi-Cal Program can help you pay your health insurance premium.  Certain restrictions may apply.

For more information on the HIPP Program, visit the Department of Health Care Services website.

 

Mental Health 

You may be eligible for free or low-cost mental health services.  For more information, please call (800) 854-7771.

 

Substance Abuse 

If you need treatment for drug or alcohol abuse, there are places where you can get help.  Some programs allow you to live at the facility while undergoing treatment.  For more information, please call (800) 564-6600.

 

CalWORKs 

If you are a family with children up to age 18 in need of assistance, you may be eligible to get cash, CalFresh and Medi-Cal benefits through the CalWORKs Program at your local Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Office.  You can also receive help with child care and transportation.  For more information, please visit the Department of Public Social Services website.