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Human Services Department

Economic Assistance Division

Mom handing child healthy food in grocery store

Health + Food


Woman and child at grocery store picking out produce

CalFresh / EBT

CalFresh provides monthly assistance to low- or no-income individuals and families. Benefits are loaded onto an EBT card that works like a debit card to use at stores to buy food.

Get food now from food pantries

Many local agencies offer help finding food and hot meals now.



Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. If you qualify, you can enroll in Medi-Cal year-round.

Covered California

Californians can shop for health plans and access financial help if they qualify for it. Covered California and Medi-Cal are different programs but share an application. Once you apply, you’ll find out which programs you qualify for.