Long Term Care Medi-Cal

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Long Term Care Medi-Cal


What services are offered?

Nursing home and convalescent care, as well as comprehensive preventive care services, primary and specialty care.  Medical office visits, vision care, dental care, mental health services, hospitalization and prescription medicines are also covered.


Who can be covered?

Persons in long term care facilities.


Is there an income limit?

No, but patients pay a share-of-cost based on the income after deductions for health insurance premiums and other certain expenses.  A spouse living at home, who is not aided on Medi-Cal, is allowed to retain $3,023 in family income per month.


Is there a property limit?

Yes, a person in a nursing home may keep up to $2,000 in property.  A spouse living at home, who is not aided on Medi-Cal, is allowed to retain $120,900 in family assets.


Can an individual receive services if he/she has other health insurance?



How much does it cost?

See "Income Limit" above.


Is citizenship or legal residency required?

Yes, for full coverage. If not a legal resident, the person may be eligible for emergency services only.


How do I file an application?

Save time and Apply Online!  Applications may be made by accessing the Your Benefits Now website at https://dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov/ybn/Index.html .  Your Benefits Now! is a website for Los Angeles County residents to apply for and to view their benefits online. Click any of the navigation links in the center panel on the YBN page to get started.


  • PLEASE NOTE:  Long Term Care Medi-Cal Applicants must select “Yes” to the question “Does anyone live in any of the following:  Hospital, Long-Term Care, or Board and Care Facility.”  Applicant must identify the Person’s Name who resides in the facility, Name and Location of Institution, and Expected Date of Release.


Apply By Mail.  Click on a language to download an application.  Applications can be mailed to the Medi-Cal Long Term Care District 80 Office, 17171 East Gale Avenue, City of Industry CA 91745.

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For In-Person applications, for convenience you may apply at any local Department of Public Social Services Medi-Cal office.  View the map for a Medi-Cal Office near you.  Long Term Care Medi-Cal Applications can be forwarded to District 80 for processing.