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Department of Human Services

Division of Economic Assistance

Medi-Cal & County Medical Services Program

Medi-Cal benefits offer free or low-cost medical and dental services to eligible residents. It 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.

Per California Executive Order N-29-20, all Medi-Cal beneficiaries are currently protected from discontinuance or negative actions. Beneficiaries are still receiving their annual renewal packets and should complete and return those packets – with all verification – to ensure their coverage is maintained once the public health crisis is over. 

To submit documents for your Medi-Cal or CMSP case, you can:
- Upload your documents online at or
- Fax them to our office at 707-565-2929
- Mail them in using the pre-paid postage envelope
- Drop them in our drop boxes available at our offices at 2550 Paulin Drive in Santa Rosa or 5350 Old Redwood Highway Ste 100 in Petaluma
- Return them in person. 

Clients should continue to report all changes including changes in income, tax filing status or immigration status. Once the public health crisis is over, we will resume actively processing renewals and will send requests for additional information.

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 are accepted year-round.

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

By Phone:


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


  • Economic Assistance, 2550 Paulin Drive, 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: