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What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is supported by federal and state taxes.

What is California Healthy Families (SCHIP)?

Healthy Families is low-cost insurance for California children and teens. It provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance and do not qualify for free Medi-Cal.

What is Covered California?

Covered California is the State's health insurance marketplace. You can compare health plans from brand-name insurance companies or shop for a plan. If your income is too high for Medi-Cal, you may qualify to purchase health insurance through Covered California. Financial assistance to reduce the cost of health insurance is available to individuals and families whose income is below or at 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.  Visit for more information.

What is County Medically Indigent Services Program (CMISP)?

The County Medically Indigent Services Program (CMISP) provides medically necessary care to all eligible indigents who are residents of Sacramento County. It is a program of “last resort" available to residents who do not have or are not eligible for other health care coverage. Persons who need to apply for health care coverage programs including CMISP may do so at the time they request medical services.

How to Apply or Submit Documents for Medi-Cal:

Online at:

By phone: 1-800-560-0976 Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

By fax: (916) 875-8262 or e-fax (916) 854-9263

In person:

2700 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento, CA 9582
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
3960 Research Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95838
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1725 28th St
Sacramento, CA 95816
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM
2450 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA 95822
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
210 North Lincoln Way
Galt, CA 95632
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
5747 Watt Ave.
North Highlands, CA 95660
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Medi-Cal application:

Single Streamlined Application: EnglishSpanish , Russian, more languages


For information about your case:

Call the Service Center and follow the prompts at 1-800-560-0976  

Service Center Hours Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Online: visit 24 hours a day

In person: See Office Locations and hours of operation above

Reasonable Accommodations

Do you have any physical, mental, developmental, or emotional conditions that make it hard for you to apply for benefits or meet program requirements? We can give you extra help. We call this type of help a reasonable accommodation.

To request a reasonable accommodation for Medi-Cal you may: