CA California Medicaid


Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for low-income individuals including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS.  Medi-Cal is financed equally by the State and federal government.

Primary health services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional medical coverage includes drugs/prescriptions, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.

The mission of the program is to improve the health of California residents by:

  • Emphasizing health prevention
  • Promoting continuity of health care
  • Providing a medical home for Medicaid recipients
  • Ensuring that each recipient can receive high quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient’s community

Do You Qualify for California Medicaid?

To qualify for Medicaid California:

  • you must be a resident of the state of California
  • a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien,
  • in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19,
  • blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.


California Medicaid Application

English Application (.PDF) | Spanish Application | Chinese Application

Medi-Cal Managed Care
P.O. Box 997413, MS 4400
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

Physical Address:
1501 Capitol Ave., MS 4400
Sacramento, CA 95814

Local County Medicaid Office in California
Los Angeles Medicaid Office
2415 W. Sixth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 738-4311

2601 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 639-5455

Department of Social Services
2261 Elm Street
Napa, CA 94559

3320 E. La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

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