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Medi-Cal benefits offer free or low-cost medical and dental services for eligible children and adults. Enrollment for Medi-Cal coverage is open all year.

Who May Be Eligible for Medi-Cal

  • Children under the age of 21
  • Pregnant individuals
  • Low-income families
  • Adults without children, 19 to 64 years of age
  • Individuals over 65 years of age
  • Individuals with disabilities

Financial Eligibility

To be eligible for no cost Medi-Cal, a single adult individual must have an annual income lower than 138 percent of the federal poverty level. For families, the income limit may be higher, as it depends on number of individuals in the household. Those exceeding income limits may qualify for low-cost health insurance plans through Covered California. For certain Medi-Cal program requests prior to January 1, 2024 along with income limits, property limits may apply.

For additional Medi-Cal Eligibility information see Upcoming Medi-Cal Changes and Frequently Asked Questions. 


Covered California is a free service that connects Californians with brand-name health insurance. Covered California was created to assist citizens and legal residents with applying for marketplace coverage. It’s the only place where you can get financial help when you buy health insurance from well-known companies. That means when you apply, you may qualify for a discount on a health plan through Covered California or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. is sponsored by Covered California and the Department of Health Care Services, which work together to help Californians get the coverage and care that is right for them.

How To Apply for Medi-Cal

Online:, or

Pick up an application: Click here for locations

By Mail: To request an application by mail, contact the Fresno County Department of Social Services at 1-855-832-8082.  Mail your completed application to PO Box 1912 Fresno CA 93718