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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?image of two children on steps

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
  • Low-income adults between the ages of 19-64
  • 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 

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?

Related Links:

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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