Medi-Cal is California's public health insurance program, patterned after the Federal Medicaid program, designed to provide no-cost or low-cost medical benefits to low income individuals and families. Enrollment for Medi-Cal coverage is open all year.
Who May Be Eligible For Medi-Cal
To be eligible for no cost Medi-Cal, a single adult individual must have an annual income lower than 138 percent of the federal poverty level. For families the income limit may be higher, as it depends on number of individuals in the household. Those exceeding income limits may qualify for low cost health insurance plans through Covered California.
For certain Medi-Cal programs along with income limits, property limits may apply to all applicants except pregnant individuals and children ages 0 to 18.