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Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid healthcare program that provides comprehensive health coverage for people with low or no income, including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and low-income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS. CalWORKs participants and those in Foster Care are automatically eligible for Medi-Cal. In Ventura County, 

To qualify for Medi-Cal, you have to live in California and meet program eligibility rules. View current income limits hereIf your income is too high to qualify for Medi-Cal  you may qualify for reduced premiums when you enroll in a health plan through Covered California.

You can sign up for Medi-Cal online at BenefitsCal.com. Our staff is also available to serve you online, by phone, email, fax, drop-off/mail-in services, and in person. To schedule an appointment to meet with a worker, please call 888-472-4463. Learn more about the many ways to apply here.

2024 Medi-Cal Adult Expansion 

A 2024 law makes full Medi-Cal now available to all people over 19 who meet Medi-Cal eligibility criteria. Immigration status does not matter. Learn more about Medi-Cal Expansion here

Property asset limits have also been eliminated, which means you may be eligible for Medi-Cal, even if you were not in 2023. Learn more about asset elimination here.

Annual Renewals are Back!

Don’t risk a gap in your health benefits! Continuous enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic has ended, and you must now renew each year. Make sure to update any change of address so you receive your renewal packet in the mail. Learn more about how to report changes here.

Skip the Line with BenefitsCal.com

 In 2023 Ventura County moved to a new system called BenefitsCal.com, where you can apply for and manage many of your benefits online.

Medi-Cal, CalFresh, CalWORKs and General Relief clients can check status or renew their benefits online, report changes, and upload documents at BenefitsCal.com:

Check out this video: How to Apply for Benefits using BenefitsCal.

What is Medi-Cal?

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Need Help With Medi-Cal Forms?

Interface: Call 833-607-2650 to speak with a Medi-Cal Navigator or text “medical” to 211211

MICOP: For support in Mixtec, Spanish and English, call 805-215-0730 or visit 135 Magnolia Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030

Our staff is available to serve you, by phone, email, fax, drop-off/mail-in services, and in person at HSA Community Service Centers. If you prefer to schedule an appointment to meet with a worker, please call 888-472-4463.

250 Percent Working Disabled Program

The 250% Working Disabled Program is a full-scope, zero share-of-cost Medi-Cal program designed for those who are working at least one hour per month with pay and who meet the Social Security Administration federal disability definition. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements, such as California residency, and pay a monthly premium to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). After enrollment and payment of the monthly premium, if medical services are covered by Medi-Cal, those services will be paid by the Medi-Cal program. Click here for more information.

You can read Medi-Cal and Other Low-Income Programs for more information.

Health Coverage Information for Tax Purposes

IRS Form 1095-B provides information about your health coverage for the tax year.  The California Department of Health Care Services will mail Form 1095-B to Medi-Cal participants. Some taxpayers may not receive Form 1095-B by the time they are ready to file their tax returns.  While the information on Form 1095-B may assist in preparing tax returns, taxpayers should not wait for the form.  They should file their returns as they normally would.  Taxpayers are not required to – and should not – attach Form 1095-B to their tax returns.  Free help with filing tax returns is available.

Learn more about IRS Form 1095-B.

Important Message: The Human Services Agency does not ask applicants about their health status in connection with their application for benefits. Similarly, children may only enter foster care if they have experienced or are at risk of abuse or neglect. Children cannot be placed in foster care just because a parent may be ill. 

How to Apply

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Report Changes

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Replacement Card

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