How long does the Medi-Cal application process take?

Forty-five days are allowed to process a Medi-Cal application not involving a disability. If you are applying for Medi-Cal based on a disability, your application process may take up to 60 days or longer depending on how quickly you complete the disability information and how quickly your doctors and hospitals submit your medical records.

To avoid delays in the processing of your case, submit all information requested of you as soon as possible. Ask your program specialist for help if you are having trouble obtaining information.

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1. How do I apply for Medi-Cal?
2. How long does the Medi-Cal application process take?
3. Do I have to pay for Medi-Cal?
4. What benefits does Medi-Cal provide?
5. I have Medicare. Can I apply for Medi-Cal also?
6. Can I get help from Medi-Cal with Medicare costs?
7. What services does Medi-Cal cover?
8. Is there a special program for children and pregnant women?
9. What is the Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program?
10. What is the Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP)?
11. What is the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutritional Program (WIC)?
12. What is the Family Planning Services Program?
13. Are there county-operated health care programs?
14. What is the California Children Services (CCS)?
15. What is In-Home Supportive Services?