Medi-Cal is health insurance for people with low incomes. Many counties have Medi-Cal Managed Care. In Medi-Cal Managed Care, the State of California has contracts with HMO plans to provide health care services to Medi-Cal members.
What's new in Medi-Cal?
To learn more about the changes below, go to Medi-Cal updates.
- Children in the Healthy Families program are moving into the Medi-Cal program.
- A new managed care program serves people who have both Medi-Cal and Medicare (dual eligibles or Medi-Medis).
- The new Low Income Health Program provides care to many people who did not qualify for Medi-Cal before.
- Seniors and persons with disabilities with Medi-Cal move to Medi-Cal Managed Care plans.
Ways to qualify for Medi-Cal
- You must have a low income and few assets.
- Your children may qualify even if you do not.
- If you are pregnant, you may be able to qualify for emergency Medi-Cal and get services right away.
- In 2014, more people will be able to qualify for Medi-Cal.
- To apply for Medi-Cal, go to your county Social Services office or find an application online at www.BenefitsCal.com.
Get help with your Medi-Cal plan
If you have a problem getting the care you need, first ask your doctor to help you. If that does not work, call your health plan. Learn more about Medi-Cal complaints.
Get quality care
See the Medi-Cal Managed Care plan quality ratings to help you choose the Medi-Cal plan that is best for you and your family. If your county has Medi-Cal Managed Care plans, you can see how these plans rate by clicking on the link for your county.
Counties with Medi-Cal Managed Care HMO Plans
Department of Health Care Services
Medi-Cal Managed Care Consumer Guide