Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides health care services for low-income individuals, including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and low-income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer, or HIV/AIDS.
The Medi-Cal programs have different eligibility requirements and fall under two main categories: MAGI and Non-MAGI. Following the implementation of Health Care Reform in 2014, Medi-Cal expanded to include a larger population. An Eligibility Services Technician (EST) will assess your Medi-Cal eligibility and evaluate which program is the best fit for you.