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Medi-Cal

If you're a Californian looking for health care programs to assist you with various family and medical situations, check out Medi-Cal. It's similar to the Medicaid program, but managed and designed just for Californians.

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Medi-Cal Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Category Eligibility Criteria
If you're enrolled in one of the following programs:
  • SSI/SSP
  • CalWorks (AFDC)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • Foster Care or Adoption Program
  • In-Home Support Services (IHSS)
You can also get Medi-Cal if you're:
  • 65 or older
  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • Refugee
  • Pregnant
  • Under 21
  • In a skilled nursing or intermediate care home

What Does it Cover?

Service Specifics of Service
Medical Services
  • Clinical Services
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Impatient/Outpatient Services
  • Long-term Care
  • Mental Health
  • Physicians
  • Administrative Drugs
  • Physician Services
  • Pediatric Services
Pharmacy Services
Waivers
  • AIDS Medi-Cal
  • Waiver Program
  • Assisted Living
  • Waiver Multipurpose
    Senior Services Waiver Program
  • Nursing Facilities/
    Acute Hospital
Vision Care Services
Dental Services

Beneficiary Telephone Service Center
800-322-6384

How to apply:

Call 866-262-9881 or go to your County Welfare Department to get a Medi-Cal application.

To apply in person, please visit one of their offices:

Office Name/Address Office Name/Address

1700 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
619-515 - 6555

Family Resource Center - Metro
1130 10th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Family Resource Center - Lemon Grove
7065 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Family Resource Center - Northeast
5001 73rd Street
San Diego, CA 92115

Family Resource Center - North Central
56055 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Family Resource Center - Southeast
4588 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Family Resource Center - South Region
690 Oxford Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed all Federal Holidays

What documents do I need to apply?

You must show ONE document for each type of verification.

Category Documents

Identity of Applicant

  • Birth certificate
  • Driver's license
  • Paycheck
  • School records
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. American Indian/
    Alaska Native Tribal Document
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Federal, State or local ID

Social Security Numbers (SSN)

  • Social Security card
  • Award letter
  • Medicare card
Immigration Status
  • INS documents 
Proof of State Residency
  • Driver's license
  • Check stub
  • Rent or mortgage receipt
  • Utility bill
  • Government or any document
    showing a CA address
Earned Income
  • Dated check stubs for the last 30 days
  • Statement from your employer
  • Copy of last year's tax return
  • Bank statement showing direct deposit
Other Income
  • A current benefit check
  • Copies of child support checks
  • Alimony checks
  • Award letter
Resources
  • Bank statements showing
    savings and checking accounts
  • Mortgage statements
  • Life insurance policies
  • Statements of stocks, bonds
    or certificates of deposits (CDs)
  • Trust documents
Vehicle Registration
  • Department of Motor Vehicle registration
Medical Bills
  • Medical bills for all members

How can I prevent Medi-Cal termination?

Submit a Mid-Year Status Report (MSR) six months after application or your last annual redetermination.
MediCal FAQ

For more information:

California Department of Social Services
Public Inquiry and Response
Phone: 1-800-952-5253 (Voice)
1-800-952-8349 (TDD)

The Access Center
8885 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 131
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619- 293-3500
TTY: 619-293-7757
Fax: 619-293-3508

For more information about Medi-Cal benefits, see Medi-Cal Individuals.

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