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Can I qualify for coverage?
Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be:
- A resident of the state of California
- A U.S. 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.
- Either pregnant, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability,
- Responsible for children under 19 years of age
- 65 years of age or older
Medi-Cal eligibility is based primarily on your income. Find out if you and your family may be eligible based on your income.
Pregnant women, children, and disabled persons are allowed to have a higher income on the Federal Poverty Level scale and are urged to apply.
The application process
Online: Apply online at Covered CA
In person: Apply at your local county social services office, where you can get personal assistance completing your application.
By phone: To ask questions call Covered California at 1-800-300-1508 (TTY 1-888-889-4500).