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Do you need to find health insurance or health care? Here are some helpful resources


Questions About Medi-cal?

Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. You must contact Medi-Cal directly about your personal situation. Here’s how. For basics about the Medi-Cal program, Click Here. For questions about your eligibility, Click Here. To apply for Medi-Cal, contact Covered California. If you already applied but didn’t get your Benefits Card yet and need health care now:

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Need health insurance?

Covered California is California’s new health insurance exchange, where individuals, families and small businesses can find affordable health insurance.

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Need low-cost or no-cost care?

Health Resources and Services Administration health centers care for you even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford based on your income.

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Covered by both Medicare & Medi-Cal but still getting billed?

It’s illegal under federal law for a healthcare provider to bill “dual eligibles.” Protect yourself! Get the Fact Sheet provided by Justice in Aging.

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Need Affordable Prescription Drugs?

Check out the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, the American Cancer Society, or the California AIDS Drug Assistance Program.


Need Mental Health or Substance Abuse Services?

Each county in California has a mental health plan. Here is the California Dept of Health Care Services list of county mental health plan contact numbers. And here is the list of county alcohol and substance abuse programs contact numbers.

Need Low-Cost or No-Cost Dental Care?

FreeDentalCare maintains a searchable list of free, sliding scale, low-cost and non-profit dental clinics. You put in your city and they show you the nearest clinic in their database. Depending on where you live, you may have to travel. If you are on Medi-Cal, click here for a Denti-Cal provider referral list by county. Again, you may not find a Denti-Cal provider in your immediate area, or one who is taking on new clients.