Medi-Cal is a way for individuals and families with low income to access needed health care services. Medi-Cal is California’s public health insurance. Participants in CalWORKs and Foster Care are automatically eligible for Medi-Cal. The County of Ventura aims to improve access to health care and insurance for residents. If your income is too high to qualify for Medi-Cal, affordable insurance plans are offered through Covered California and you may qualify for tax credits to lower the cost of your insurance premium.
Learn more about the program here: Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal is our largest program. For a county of 800,000 people, with over 200,000 residents participating, the percentage of county residents receiving Medi-Cal is now one of every four community members.
Around half of current participants became eligible under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion eligibility criteria.
Learn more about the Affordable Care Act here: ACA Summary
Medi-Cal Aid Categories
Medi-Cal eligibility is approved for at least one aid category and participants may be eligible for multiple programs and services.
Different Medi-Cal programs may offer different benefits. Full Scope Medi-Cal benefits cover the full range of Medi-Cal benefits. However, Restricted or Limited Scope benefits coverage is limited to emergency or pregnancy-related services.
Medi-Cal applications are processed within 45 days.
Older adults and individuals who have been declared legally blind or disabled by the Social Security Administration or State Program Disability Evaluation Division (DED) are also considered disabled under Medi-Cal regulations.
Processing time may be influenced by application method and timing of submission.