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Health Care

Medi-Cal is the name for the Federal Medicaid Program in California. If you have limited income and resources, the Medi-Cal Program provides comprehensive health coverage to you and your family for free or low-cost. If you need health benefits, you can apply for Medi-Cal anytime throughout the year online or through Covered California.

Children & Families
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Medi-Cal provides comprehensive health coverage for children and families. Depending on income and family size, you and your family may be eligible to free or low-cost Medi-Cal. 

Pregnant Persons
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If you are pregnant, Medi-Cal may provide you with free or low-cost health care coverage during your pregnancy.

 

Long Term Care
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If you reside in a nursing home (also known as long-term care facility) or need nursing home care, Medi-Cal could pay for all or part of the care and services you receive.

Former Foster Youth
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The Former Foster Youth program provides Medi-Cal coverage up to age 26 for youth who were in Foster Care on their 18th birthday. If you were in Foster Care on your 18th birthday, you are eligible to Full-Scope Medi-Cal benefits up to age 26.

Special Programs
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In addition to everyday health care, there are special health problems that require specialized services. The following programs are available: (1) Tuberculosis; (2) Special Treatment Programs for Dialysis or Total Parenteral Hyperalimentation (TPN); (3) Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP).

Adults Without Children
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The Adults without Children Medi-Cal program provides no cost Medi-Cal benefits to adults between the ages of 19 to 64 without children.

Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
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DPSS provides health care assistance to Seniors as well as children and adults with disabilities. 

Medicare Savings Program
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Medicare Savings Programs help pay for your Medicare premiums and/or deductibles and co-insurance fees.

Teen Services
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The Minor Consent program provides eligible minors temporary confidential Medi-Cal benefits without parental consent for certain services. 

 

Incarcerated Individuals
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Were your Medi-Cal benefits suspended due to incarceration? Click below for an informational PDF.