California Medicaid (Medi-Cal)Updated April 9, 2021 Medicaid
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources.
California Medicaid is supported by federal and state taxes. It is a large program made up of many separate programs designed to assist Californians in various family and medical situations.
|Appeal a Denial||Request a Medi-Cal Appeal|
|Find a Local Office||County Offices|
To be eligible for California Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of California, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.
You must also be one of the following:*
- Be responsible for a child 21 years of age or younger
- Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability
- Be 65 years of age or older
* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.
Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
|Household Size*||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)|
*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.
Available Services Include:
|Allergy care||Maternity and newborn care|
|Ambulance services||Mental health services|
|Anesthesiologist services||Organ & tissue transplantation|
|Children’s pediatric services||Orthotics/prostheses|
|Chiropractic||Outpatient (ambulatory) services|
|Emergency room services||Prescription drugs|
|Emergency services||Preventive and wellness services|
|Family planning services||Rehabilitative services and devices|
|Hearing aids||Smoking cessation services|
|Home health services||Surgical services|
|Inpatient hospital services||Vision|
For most individuals who enroll in Medi-Cal, there is no premium, no copayment, and no out-of-pocket cost.
For some Medi-Cal households, there is a monthly premium of $13 per child up to a family maximum of $39 per month.