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What is CMSP?

The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) provides essential health care services to indigent adults who are ineligible for benefits under the Medi-Cal Program and whose income is insufficient to pay medical bills while still meeting their basic needs.

To Contact CMSP in El Dorado County:
Call (530) 642-7300 in Placerville or (530) 573-3200 in South Lake Tahoe

Who Qualifies for CMSP?

Potentially eligible applicants/recipients shall:

  • Be at least age 21, but less than 65 years, and not eligible for Medi-Cal
  • Meet citizenship or immigration status requirements
  • Apply for and accept unconditionally available income
  • Provide a Social Security Number
  • Meet the countable property limits for the program and any transfer / utilization of property requirements
  • Not be an inmate in a public or private institution
  • Use other available health care coverage

CMSP benefits can vary. Benefits may be at no cost or may require the recipient to make a share of cost contribution.

How to Apply

Related Links:

County Medical Services Program Governing Board

For more information, 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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