Health Insurance Info
What is Medi-Cal? Who does it cover?
Medi-Cal is a health insurance program run by the state and federal government that primarily covers low-income children, parents, persons with disabilities, and seniors.
Sample Medi-Cal Card
How do I apply for Medi-Cal for myself or my children?
To be screened and apply for Medi-Cal, you can either:
- Contact a clinic in Alameda County, where you can be screened and apply for Medi-Cal, along with other health coverage programs
- Find out if you are potentially eligible for Medi-Cal and apply for benefits at Benefits Calwin.
- Contact Alameda County Social Services Agency directly to apply for Medi-Cal:
Alameda County Social Services- Enterprise Office
8477 Enterprise Way
Oakland, CA 94621
Alameda County Social Services- Eden Multi-Service Center
24100 Amador St
Hayward, CA 94544
Alameda County Social Services- Fremont Family Resource Center
39155 Liberty St Ste C330
Fremont, CA 94536
Alameda County Social Services- Livermore outstation
3311 Pacific Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
Do I have a choice in the type of Medi-Cal I receive?
Sample Alameda Alliance Health Insurance Card
Sample Blue Cross Health Insurance Card
If you are enrolled in Medi-Cal as a senior or person with disability, you have the choice to opt into a health plan.
Benefits of a health plan include: assistance finding a Medi-Cal provider, care coordination, translation services, and transportation services. If you would like more information, contact Alameda Alliance for Health or Blue Cross.
If you have both Medi-Cal and Medicare, you can opt to have a health plan coordinate your two health insurance plans. For more information on this, please see this section of the website.