What is Medi-Cal?
Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid Program. This is a public health insurance program that provides needed health care services for low-income people including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific disease such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDs.
To Contact the Medi-Cal office in El Dorado County:
Call (530) 642-7300 in Placerville or (530) 573-3200 in South Lake Tahoe
Who Qualifies for Medi-Cal?
Families of any size are eligible if they meet income guidelines. The following persons may be eligible:
- Children under 21 years of age
- Persons 65 years of age and older
- Disabled and blind persons
- Pregnant women
- Families where at least one child is under 21 and at least one parent is absent, disabled, unemployed or working (depending on hours worked and income earned)
- Anyone who is eligible for CalWORKS; Supplemental Security Income and State Supplemental Program (SSI/SSP); Entrant or Refugee Cash Assistance (ECA or RCA); or In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
- Foster Youth Can Maintain Health Coverage Until Age 26 (Press release, March 4, 2014)
Some recipients of the Medi-Cal program may have to pay a monthly share of cost before Medi-Cal benefits become effective; Share of Cost is determined based upon the recipient’s monthly income.
How Do I Apply
California Department of Health Services
For more info, call (530) 642-7300 in Placerville or (530) 573-3200 in South Lake Tahoe.
For a list of Social Services, please download the Social Services Division Brochure.
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