Skip to Content

Human Services Department

Economic Assistance Division

Medi-Cal & County Medical Services Program (CMSP)


It is free to apply for or renew Medi-Cal coverage. County staff are the only ones who are able to process your request and there is no charge to do so.

If you receive any phone calls from individuals seeking payment in exchange for processing your request, do not give them your information.

You can report any potential scams by contacting the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) at: 1-800-822-6222.

Get Health Coverage at Any Age:

Medi-Cal and CMSP offer free or low-cost medical and dental coverage to California residents with limited income. If your income is too high for Medi-Cal, you may be eligible to purchase an insurance plan through Covered California, and use tax credits to help pay for it.

 Visit these websites to learn more about these programs.

It's Easy to Apply

There are many ways to apply (see below)

Your household size, income, and sometimes assets, are used to determine if you and/or your family qualify for Medi-Cal or the insurance plans through Covered California.

When you Apply:

Include Everyone's

  • Name, date of birth and social security number (if they have one)
  • Income
  • Tax filing status (married, single, head of household, don't file taxes, etc.)
  • Property (if someone on your application is 65 years or older, or has Medicare)

If we need more information, we will contact you.



Have more questions?

Visit our Medi-Cal Frequently Asked Questions