Medi-Cal Enrollment & Renewal Assistance

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The final expansion of Medi-Cal is coming in January, which will allow individuals between the ages of 26-49 who meet the income requirements, regardless of immigration status, access to full scope Medi-Cal benefits. Learn more here.

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is a public funded healthcare program in California. The program provides medical services for children and adults that are low income regardless of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status.


What does Medi-Cal Cover?

Full-scope Medi-Cal provides medical, dental, vision, mental and family planning services including some medications.


Who Qualifies?

  • Household or individuals that meet the income threshold
  • Beginning January 1, 2024 all individuals who meet the eligibility requirements regardless of immigration status
  • Households or individuals with other special circumstances (i.e. Refugee, Asylums, Disabled)
  • Pregnant women

Income requirements can be found here. Learn more about the expansion in 2022 for adults ages 50-64 here.


How Do I Apply or Renew My Coverage?

Families Together of Orange County provides free Enrollment Assistance and education to everyone. A Benefit Enrollment Navigator can assist you.

New Enrollment Assistance
Families Together of Orange County can assist you in applying for Medi-Cal coverage. For assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Benefit Enrollment Navigators by calling 800-597-7977, emailing or completing the form below.

Renewal Information and Assistance
If you receive a packet or letter in the mail notifying you to renew your Medi-Cal coverage, you must renew within 30 days to remain insured.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your address and contact information are accurate and current with the Orange County Social Services Agency. This will enable timely communication regarding your coverage, updates, or any important notifications. Maintaining updated information is crucial for smooth communication and to avoid any interruptions in your Medi-Cal coverage.

Families Together of Orange County is here to help with annual Medi-Cal coverage renewals. To get assistance, please arrange an appointment with one of our Benefit Enrollment Navigators. You can reach us at 1(800) 597-7977, email us at or fill out the form below.


What Documents Do I Need?

• Identification card with photo
• Birth certificate
• Proof of income (paystubs, taxes, SSI/SSDI/EDD award letters, bank statements, child support)
• Proof of address


What is CalFresh?

CalFresh, or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), provides vital support to low-income individuals and families for accessing nutritious food. This program provides monthly electronic benefits that can be used to purchase a wide variety of food items at participating markets and food stores.


CalFresh is for those meeting federal income criteria looking to support their food budget.

At Families Together of Orange County, we understand the importance of access to nutritious food. That’s why we offer assistance with the CalFresh application process as part of our comprehensive services, which also include Medi-Cal application and renewal support. We are committed to helping you and your family lead healthier lives.


Medi-Cal Expansion in January 2024

Starting in January, individuals between the ages of 26-49, meeting income requirements, will have the opportunity to enjoy the full scope of Medi-Cal benefits, regardless of immigration status. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply.​​

Is Medi-Cal Considered a Public Charge? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explicitly exclude the receipt of health, food, and housing benefits from the public charge determination. Consequently, utilizing Medi-Cal benefits will not negatively impact an individual’s immigration status.

Enrollment Made Easy: Families Together can make the enrollment process smoother. Our enrollment assistance services and dedicated Enrollment Navigators are here to help make process simple and accessible for you and your whole family.

To explore how Families Together can assist with your Medi-Cal application or renewal, reach out to schedule an appointment with our Benefit Enrollment Navigators. Contact us at 1(800) 597-7977, email at, or complete the form below.


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