Medi-Cal and Other Medical Assistance

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  1. Medi-Cal
  2. How to Apply
  3. Keep your medi-cal
  4. Covered California Plans
  5. County Medical Services Program


Medi-Cal is for low-income children and adults. There are two kinds of Medi-Cal, the expanded Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) coverage and classic coverage. Some Medi-Cal programs have a Share of Cost, but most do not. An eligibility worker will explain the difference and help you enroll in the best program for your situation.

You are automatically eligible for Medi-Cal benefits if you receive cash assistance from one of the programs below. A separate Medi-Cal application is not needed.

  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • Foster Care
  • Kin-GAP
  • Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
  • Supplemental Security Income / State Supplemental Program (SSI / SSP)

You can find more information about Medi-Cal at the California Department of Health Care Services website.


Medi-Cal is available to all people who are 50 years of age or older who meet all Medi-Cal eligibility criteria, regardless of immigration status. New changes also allow people to keep more property and still qualify for Medi-Cal. 

Visit these links to learn more from the DHCS about these changes: