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Attention: Medi-Cal is changing its rules so more people can get covered. Starting January 1, 2024, more adults will be eligible for full Medi-Cal benefits. Immigration status doesn’t matter. Even if you’ve been denied full Medi-Cal recently, you could be eligible now. Also starting in January, assets will no longer count toward your Medi-Cal eligibility. If your coverage was denied, delayed, reduced or stopped because of your assets, ask your local Medi-Cal office to review your case. Learn more about the rule changes and apply today at

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid public health insurance program.  Medi-Cal provides free or low-cost medical services for children and adults with limited income (and limited resources for some Medi-Cal programs).  It is supported by federal and state taxes.  

What services are covered by Medi-Cal?

  • Outpatient (ambulatory) services
  • Emergency services
  • Hospitalization
  • Maternity and newborn care
  • Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehabilitative and habilitative services/devices (physical and occupational therapy)
  • Laboratory services
  • Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
  • Certain adult dental services
  • Pediatric services, including dental and vision care