Medi-Cal Program Enrollment Assistance

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is a federal and state tax-supported health care program that provides no-cost or low-cost medical services to Californians with limited income and resources. This coverage includes children and adults regardless of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) oversees this program.

What does Medi-Cal Cover?

Full scope Medi-Cal provides medical, dental, mental health, family planning, and vision care. It can also cover treatment for alcohol and drug use, medicine that your doctor orders, and more.

Who Qualifies for Full-Scope Medi-Cal Currently?

  • All people who meet the income threshold (138% of federal poverty guidelines)
  • Those between 0 – 26 years old regardless of immigration status
  • Those in a skilled nursing or intermediate care home
  • Individuals who have refugee status

Income requirements can be found here.

From May 2022, a new group of people will be eligible to receive Medi-Cal benefits. Who is eligible to receive Medi-Cal benefits under the expansion?

The expansion will qualify all income-eligible residents ages 50 and older, regardless of immigration status. Pregnant individuals and their babies up to 1 year after birth under the Medi-Cal Access Program. Learn more about the May 2022 Medi-Cal expansion in our blog post about it here.

How Do I Apply?

Families Together of Orange County is preparing to provide Medi-Cal enrollment assistance and education about the expansion to anyone who qualifies starting this spring. All applicants will be guided through the application process by one of FTOC’s Social Services Liaisons completely free of charge.

Families Together will help make sure that the application process is easy for you and your family with personalized help from our specialists. Depending on the situation, some applicants may even start receiving coverage on the same day. To be among the first to book an appointment with our Social Services Liaison, please fill out our interest form below.

What Documents Do I Need?

  • Some form of picture identification
  • If employed: proof of income (Ex: Pay stubs, W-2, 1099, SSI/SSDI award letters, etc.)
  • If unemployed: unemployment award letter
  • Proof of address (water, electricity, gas, telephone or internet bill)

To learn more about the Medi-Cal expansion, you can call 1(800) 597-7977 ext. 414

We’re here to help. Call us to book an appointment today. Free transportation available. 

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