How to Enroll

Who to contact to learn if you are eligible for Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal — also known as Medicaid — is a public health insurance program for low-income people offered by the state. It covers families with children, adults, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care children, pregnant women and people with specific diseases. Medi-Cal enrollment is open the entire year.

Apply online

Covered California is a joint partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services. Medi-Cal and Covered California use the same application. Click on to apply online.

  • For one application to apply for several assistance programs, click on (for Medi-Cal, CalWorks and CalFresh).
  • For tips to speed up your application for health coverage, click here.

Apply by mail

Apply for Medi-Cal with a single streamlined application, provided in English and other languages.

Apply in person

The Orange County Social Services Agency determines if you are eligible for Medi-Cal. For a list of offices, click here.

Apply by phone

Call the Orange County Social Services Agency at 1-800-281-9799 Monday–Friday from 7 a.m.–5 p.m

You can also get enrollment help, at no cost to you, from the community centers listed below:

Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers

Community Health Initiative of Orange County

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