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Medi-Cal & County Medical Services Program

Medi-Cal benefits offers free or low-cost medical and dental services to eligible residents. It is is California’s Medicaid program.

The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) is a county-funded program that provides temporary health care coverage for eligible residents.

When you apply with the county for health care coverage, staff will check your eligibility for coverage.

Who May Be Eligible for Medi-Cal

Low-income adults, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, children in foster care and former foster youth up to age 26.

How to Apply

Applications accepted year-round.

Online: CoveredCA.com. By filling out this single application, you’ll know if you qualify for coverage through Medi-Cal or Covered California.

By Phone:

In Person:

Renew Your Medi-Cal Benefits

Medi-Cal benefits must be renewed each year

Some members may be renewed automatically. If you cannot be renewed automatically, we will mail you forms that you need to submit within 90 days. The information verifies your address, income, immigration status and other details.

After you renew, Economic Assistance will send you a letter to let you know if you still qualify for Medi-Cal coverage.

Return your renewal forms:

By Mail:
Economic Assistance
Medi-Cal Renewal
P.O. Box 1539
Santa Rosa, CA 95402

By Fax: (707) 565-5252

In Person:

  • Economic Assistance, 520 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa
  • Human Services South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 100, Petaluma

County Medical Services Program

If you are ineligible for Medi-Cal, you may be able to get time-limited health care benefits through the   County Medical Services Program (CMSP). Apply for up to six months of coverage, which may then be renewed. Coverage is for a limited amount of medical care visits, testing and prescriptions.

Who May Be Eligible?

Low- or no-income adults, ages 21 and 64, who are legal residents, or undocumented persons and not eligible for Medi-Cal, Covered California or Medicare.

How to Apply

Apply any time of year.

By Phone:

In Person:

Contact Information

Economic Assistance
Human Services Department

In-person Lobby Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Phone Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
(Wait times can be up to two hours)


Santa Rosa

2550 Paulin Drive

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465026, -122.721484
Petaluma Office
5350 Old Redwood Highway

Suite 100

Petaluma, CA 94954
38.278495, -122.668033

Drop off paperwork at any office or mail to:

Economic Assistance

P.O. Box 1539

Santa Rosa, CA 95402