Medi-Cal offers medical, dental, vision and mental health care to eligible individuals and families at little or no cost. If you are ineligible to Medi-Cal, affordable insurance plans are available through the health benefits exchange, Covered California, during their November through December open enrollment.
The information on this page is for reference only. Speak to a staff person for the most up-to-date information.
In January 2014, the Affordable Care Act expanded Medi-Cal coverage to include adult customers between the ages of 19-64 with income limits up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). See the 2016 annual income FPL chart.
|Household Size||100% FPL||138% FPL||250% FPL|
|For Each Additional Person Add||$4,420||$6,100||$11,050|
For other Medi-Cal programs, income and property limits also apply. Even if you are working, own a house, are married, or have no children, you may be eligible for Medi-Cal programs that help pay medical expenses. Any person has the right to apply, but certain conditions must be met to qualify. It is important for anyone in need of medical assistance to contact Placer County Human Services Division to start an application.
You can apply for Medi-Cal in several convenient ways.
Access the 4-page application (PDF) and return the completed application to Placer County, by mail:
P.O. Box 20400
Auburn, CA 95604
The following items may be needed to process your Medi-Cal case:
- Any prior court order information
- Date of birth
- Home and work address
- If you are not receiving CalWORKs, your most recent employment information will also be required
- Income and property verification such as checking and savings account statements
- Non-custodial parent's Social Security number (for child support cases)
- A picture identification card
- Place of employment
- Proof of US citizenship
- Rent and utility receipts
- Social Security card
- Vehicle registration
Confidential Medical Services for Minors
Confidential healthcare coverage is available to unmarried persons under age 21 and living with their parents. Medical services covered under this program are those relating to:
- Drug/alcohol abuse
- Family planning
- Outpatient mental health services for sexual or child abuse
- Sexual assault
- Venereal and other sexually transmitted infections
Parental consent is currently not needed under the Minor Consent program.
This program covers outpatient TB-related services for persons who are TB-infected. Recipients will receive TB-related services at a no cost.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program
This program provides cancer treatment for eligible low-income California residents who are screened by the cancer detection programs: Every Woman Counts (CDP, EWC) or Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT) programs and found to be in need of treatment for breast and/or cervical cancer.
250% Working Disabled Program
This program provides full-scope Medi-Cal to working disabled individuals with countable income below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Eligible persons must pay a premium based upon their income. Undocumented immigrants are not eligible to this program.
Dialysis and Dialysis Supplemental Program
This program offers limited Medi-Cal coverage to persons who need special life sustaining medical treatment through dialysis. Eligible individuals pay a percentage of the treatment costs for services not covered by other insurance.
Total Parental Nutrition
This program offers limited Medi-Cal coverage to persons who need total nutrient replacement through a catheter due to an inability to eat and digest food. Eligible individuals pay a percentage of the treatment costs for services not covered by other insurance.
- How do I apply for Medi-Cal?
- How long does the Medi-Cal application process take?
- Do I have to pay for Medi-Cal?
- What benefits does Medi-Cal provide?
- I have Medicare. Can I apply for Medi-Cal also?
- Can I get help from Medi-Cal with Medicare costs?
- What services does Medi-Cal cover?
- Is there a special program for children and pregnant women?
- What is the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program?
- What is the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP)?
- What is the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutritional Program (WIC)?
- What is the Family Planning Services Program?
- Are there county-operated health care programs?
- What is the California Children Services (CCS)?
- What is In-Home Supportive Services?