Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal

Eligibility & Application Information

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Program Summary

Medi-Cal provides comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage for low-income, uninsured children. Medi-Cal is California’s public health insurance for low-income children and families.

Who is Eligible?

Children are eligible if they meet the following age and income levels.

AgeFamily Income
Birth to 1 year
(and pregnant women)
At or below 200% of FPL*
1 to 6 yearsAt or below 133% of FPL
6 to 19 yearsAt or below 100% of FPL
19 to 21 yearsAt or below 92% of FPL

Parents are eligible if their family income is at or below 100% of FPL* and meet the resource limit. “Resources” are things a family owns, such as property, and savings and checking accounts.

*View the 2009 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Other eligibility requirements:

How much does it cost?

Medi-Cal for children and families is free. Families may be eligible for share-of-cost Medi-Cal if their incomes are higher than the Medi-Cal income guidelines. Children may be eligible for Healthy Families if their incomes are higher than the Medi-Cal income guidelines. Visit their website for more information about Medi-Cal.

To Apply

To apply for Medi-Cal and healthy Families, call 1-800-880-5305 or click here for an application, to apply by phone, or to find an organization in your neighborhood that can help you apply.

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