The eligibility information listed below will give you an idea of whether you may be eligible to receive Medi-Cal coverage. However, eligibility for Medi-Cal can only be fully evaluated by an Eligibility Worker (EW). If and when you decide to apply, your Eligibility Worker will explain in further detail what requirements specifically apply to your situation.
Eligibility for Medi-Cal is based on a number of factors:
Families with deprived children that have a parent who is absent, incapacitated, unemployed or deceased. Your income cannot make you ineligible for Medi-Cal but you may have a share of cost. A share of cost is an amount that you pay of your medical expenses before Medi-Cal pays for those expenses.
There are Medi-Cal Programs that may eliminate your share of cost. Your worker will evaluate you for these programs.
Real and personal property that you have must be within program limits, but the home that you live in is exempt.
Individuals without satisfactory immigration status may qualify for Medi-Cal coverage limited to emergency and pregnancy related services.
Individuals with one of the following specific health care needs may qualify for a special Medi-Cal Program: Dialysis, Tuberculosis services, TPN (intravenous, nutrition) services, certain services for minors and nursing facility coverage.