Regular No-Cost and Low-Cost Medi-Cal Services for Families and Adults
What services are offered?
Comprehensive preventive care services, primary and specialty care, medical office
visits, vision and dental care, mental health services, hospitalization
and prescription medicines.
Who can be covered?
Parents or needy caretakers and children up to their 21st birthday.
Can an individual receive services if he/she has other health insurance?
How much does it cost?
The family's share-of-cost depends on the amount of monthly income over the income limits shown.
Monthly Income Limit
A share-of-cost for medical services may be required for families with
income above these limits.
NOTE: Other rules may apply which might allow No-Cost Medi-Cal in some
Is there an income limit?
Yes. No-Cost Medi-Cal is based on monthly income after allowances for child care and working expenses.
See the Monthly Income Limit chart for the limits after allowances.
To be eligible, the family's monthly income after child care and working
expenses must be at or below the limit specified for the
family size. For example, for a family size of two, the family's
monthly income (after deductions for child care and working expenses)
must be at or below $750 to qualify.
Is there a property limit?
Yes, depending on the family size. See the Property Limits Chart for more information.
Is citizenship or legal residency required?
Yes, for full coverage. If not, the person is eligible only for emergency services.
How to file an application?
Apply at a Department of Public Social Services office. To locate the
nearest DPSS Medi-Cal office, Click Here.
Last Updated: May 2012
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