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: Are you enrolled in Medi-Cal? Has your contact information changed in the past two years? Give your county office your updated contact information so you can stay enrolled.

Importante: ¿Está inscrito(a) a Medi-Cal? ¿Ha cambiado su información de contacto en los últimos dos años? Proporcione su información de contacto actualizada a su oficina del condado para mantenerse inscrito(a). Encuentre su oficina del condado local.

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.

Importante: Los beneficiarios de Medi-Cal se han mantenido afiliados en el programa durante la emergencia de salud pública (PHE) causada por COVID-19. Si su información de contacto o circunstancias de su hogar han cambiado, por favor actualice su información hoy comunicándose con su oficina del condado local en: [número de teléfono, portal SAWS, y enlace del condado para el directorio]. Esto podría ayudar a mantener su cobertura Medi-Cal aún después de terminar la PHE de COVID-19.

IMPORTANT: Changes to Medi-Cal rules are coming! Medi-Cal will be avilable to all people who are 50 years of age or older who meet all Medi-Cal eligibility criteria regardless of immigration status. These changes will also allow applicants to keep more property and still qualify for Medi-Cal. Contact your local county office for more information.

Medi-Cal beneficiaries and families: you may qualify for federal stimulus payments issued during #COVID19. To check your eligibility and claim your payments today, visit


Central California Alliance for Health

Central California Alliance for Health ( 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.