Call Medi-Cal Directly You can also check on your Medi-Cal status by calling the Medi-Cal hotline at (800) 541-5555. If you’re outside of California, call (916) 636-1980.
How do I get my Medi-Cal card online?
Online: Apply online at www.CoveredCA.com. Applications are securely transferred directly to your local county social services office, since Medi-Cal is provided at the county level.
How do I get a new Medi-Cal card California?
- Lost or stolen Medi-Cal Beneficiary Identification Cards (BIC): If you have just lost your BIC card, contact your local county worker for a replacement.
- The California Medical Board: (800) 430-4263.
- Medi-Cal Managed Care Ombudsman: (888) 452-8609.
- Medi-Cal Billing: (800) 541-5555.
How much money can you have in the bank and still qualify for Medi-Cal?
You may have up to $2,000 in assets as an individual or $3,000 in assets as a couple. Some of your personal assets are not considered when determining whether you qualify for Medi-Cal coverage.
Who qualifies for emergency Medi-Cal?
If your family has income at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level, you may be eligible for Income-Based Medi-Cal. If you are aged or disabled, you may be eligible for Aged & Disabled Federal Poverty Level Medi-Cal.
Does Medi-Cal check your bank account?
Violating this look back period, knowingly or unknowing, can result in a period of Medicaid eligibility. Because of this look back period, the agency that governs the state’s Medicaid program will ask for financial statements (checking, savings, IRA, etc.) for 60-months immediately preceeding to one’s application date.
Can I go to any hospital with Medi-Cal?
Emergency Rooms: As stated above, if you have an emergency and you cannot find a doctor right away, you can go to the emergency room at any hospital. If you show your BIC to staff at the emergency room, Medi-Cal will pay for the services you receive.
What is the maximum income to qualify for Medi-Cal 2020?
Qualifications: An individual earning under $17,237 a year or a family of four with an annual household income less than $35,535 qualifies for Medi-Cal.
How do I get free health insurance?
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Do I have to pay back Medi-Cal?
The Medi-Cal program must seek repayment from the estates of certain deceased Medi-Cal members. Repayment only applies to benefits received by these members on or after their 55th birthday and who own assets at the time of death. If a deceased member owns nothing when they die, nothing will be owed.
How often do you need to renew Medi-Cal?
Medi-Cal members must renew their coverage each year to keep their health care benefits. For most members, coverage is renewed automatically. Sometimes the county will send you a renewal form that you must review and return, along with any additional required information.
How do I update my Medi-Cal information?
To report changes, call Covered California at (800) 300-1506 or log in to your online account. You can also find a Licensed Insurance Agent, Certified Enrollment Counselor or county eligibility worker who can provide free assistance in your area. Want to get started with Covered California?
What does Medi-Cal cover?
Medi-Cal covers most medically necessary care. This includes doctor and dentist appointments, prescription drugs, vision care, family planning, mental health care, and drug or alcohol treatment. Medi-Cal also covers transportation to these services.