Medi-Cal Health Benefits

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program which provides health care services to low-income individuals including families with children, seniors (65 or older), individuals with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and low income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS.

Medi-Cal Health Benefits are provided to eligible individuals and families and the cost to you depends on your income. Immediate need services are available in emergency situations for eligible individuals.


  • Pregnancy and postpartum services
  • Health and dental services
  • Hospital stays
  • Long Term Care
  • Vision care
  • Payment for medications

IMPORTANT: During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Medi-Cal beneficiaries have stayed enrolled in the program. If your contact information or household circumstances have changed, please update your information today by contacting your local county office at 1-888-421-8080. This may help you keep your Medi-Cal coverage after the end of the COVID-19 PHE.


Central California Alliance for Health

Central California Alliance for Health, is the Medi-Cal managed care health system for Santa Cruz County, which helps eligible individuals and families choose or change doctors, obtain ID cards and much more.