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Covered California™ is an easy-to-use marketplace implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California.

Info on Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources.

Who can qualify for Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal covers low-income adults, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care as well as former foster youth up to age 26, and pregnant women.

How can I apply for Medi-Cal?

You can apply online at A single application will let you know if you qualify for Covered California or Medi-Cal coverage. You can also apply with CHJ's Benefist Specialists! 

After Applying

If you qualify for Medi-Cal, you will get a benefits identification card (BIC) in the mail, and you can start using it to get your health care as a new Medi-Cal member. In some cases, after you apply, we may need more information from you to make sure you qualify for Medi-Cal. In those cases, your county’s human services agency may contact you to verify that information.

If you are determined eligible, Medi-Cal will mail you a packet of available health plans to choose from.

If you have applied but have not received a BIC or been contacted by your human services agency, please do not apply again. It may be because it is taking longer than normal to process applications. If you want to ask about your application, you can contact your county human services agency in person or over the phone.

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The Department provides the following benefits and services to low-income residents of Los Angeles County:

Department of Public Social Services

  • Temporary financial assistance and employment services for families and individuals (i.e. CalWORKS, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, Electronic Benefit Transfer, General Relief, and SSI)
  • Free and low-cost health care insurance for families with children, pregnant women and aged/blind/disabled adults;
  • Food benefits for families and individuals (i.e. CalFresh, Restaurant Meals, etc)
  • In-home services for elderly and disabled individuals; and
  • Financial assistance and advocacy for federal disability benefits for disabled individuals