Medi-Cal Frequently Asked Questions

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Most Common Questions

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.

Who Can Get Medi-Cal?

You may automatically be eligible for Medi-Cal if you receive cash assistance under one of the following programs:

  • SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program)
  • CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program

Even if you don't receive cash assistance, you may be eligible for Medi-Cal if you are one of the following: 65 or older

  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • Under 21
  • Pregnant
  • Diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer
  • In a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility
  • Refugee status during a limited period of eligibility. Adult refugees may or may not be eligible depending upon how long they have been in the U.S.
  • Parent or caretaker relative of a child under 21 and
    • The child's parent is deceased or doesn't live with the child, or
    • The child's parent is incapacitated, or
    • The child's parent who is the primary wage earner is unemployed or underemployed.

How Do I Apply For Medi-Cal in Fresno County?


In Person:

  • Heritage Center: 3151 N. Millbrook, Fresno CA Phone: (559) 600-4119
  • Coalinga Regional Center: 311 Coalinga Plaza Drive, Coalinga, CA Phone: (559) 600-6300
  • Reedley Regional Center: 1680 E. Manning Ave., Reedley, CA Phone: (559) 600-7580
  • Selma Regional Center: 3800 McCall, Selma, CA Phone: (559) 600-5113
  • ABD Medi-Cal (for people over 65 or disabled) Senior Resource Center: 2025 E. Dakota, 4th floor, Fresno CA Service Center: 1-855-832-8082

By Mail:

  • Mailing a completed application to PO Box 1912 Fresno CA 93718

To request an application by mail, contact the Fresno County Department of Social Services at 1-855-832-8082.