About Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid health care program. Using state and federal funds, Medi-Cal provides a variety of medical services to children and adults that are determined eligible and are under income and resource limits.


More information on Medi-Cal can be obtained from calling (209) 385-3000 or visiting your nearest Human Services Agency office.


Automatic eligibility is established for recipients of cash assistance from the following programs:

  • SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program)
  • CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids)
  • Refugee Assistance,
  • Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program

Eligibility may also be established for individuals that are 65 or older, blind, disabled, diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, in a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility, or a refugee during a limited period of eligibility. Parents or a caretaker relative of a child under 21 may also be eligible if the child’s parent is absent, deceased, or incapacitated or the primary wage earning parent is unemployed or underemployed.