Medical Care Frequently Asked Questions

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Most Common Questions

  • What is Medi-Cal?
  • Who Can Get Medi-Cal?
  • Where Do I Apply For Medi-Cal in Fresno County?


    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.

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

    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