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:
- Name, date of birth and social security number (if they have one)
- 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.
We can help you by phone
- Economic Assistance Service Center at 1-877-699-6868 (toll free)
- Covered California at (800) 300-1506
We can help you in person
- 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
- 5350 Old Redwood Hwy, Suite 100, Petaluma, CA
Note: Our phones and lobbies may be very busy. Please plan ahead in case there is a wait.
Get help in your community
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.
Helpful videos on how to complete your renewal
(Property information that was mentioned in the video is no longer needed)
Return your renewal forms:
P.O. Box 1539
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
By Fax: (707) 565-5252
Economic Assistance, 2550 Paulin Drive, Santa Rosa or
Human Services South County Center, 5350 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 100, Petaluma
After you renew, Economic Assistance will send you a letter to let you know if you still qualify for Medi-Cal coverage.
Have more questions?
Visit our Medi-Cal Frequently Asked Questions