The eligibility information 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. When you apply, your Eligibility Worker will explain the requirements that apply to your situation.
Eligibility for Medi-Cal is based on a number of factors:
Tax Household, income, citizenship/residency status, and in some cases property. 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 before Medi-Cal pays for medical expenses.
There are Medi-Cal Programs that may eliminate your share of cost. Your worker will determine whether you qualify for these programs.
In some cases real and personal property that you own 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.
HOW TO APPLY
There are several options available. You can request an application be mailed to you, pick one up at any of our County Offices or simply apply online.
Online Application: BenefitsCal.com
You will get a letter in the mail that tells you if your Medi-Cal was renewed automatically or if your county needs more information. If you receive a renewal packet or a notice asking for more information, you may submit the information by mail, phone, in person, or online at https://benefitscal.com/
If your contact information changed, please update your information today by contacting your local office. This may help you keep your Medi-Cal coverage.
LiveHealth Online is a website and mobile application that provides 24/7 access to on-demand video visits. It connects patients with board certified physicians supporting physical and behavioral health. Physicians can electronically prescribe to the member's pharmacy. It is available at no cost to Medi-Cal Managed Care members with Anthem Blue Cross.