Human Services Agency of San Francisco
Medi-Cal Health Connections
Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program which provides free or low-cost health care coverage for low-income Californians, including:
Where Do I Apply for Medi-Cal?
Medi-Cal Health Connections Office
1440 Harrison Street
Applications can be taken in person, by mail, and over the phone or internet. Assistance is available in many languages.
To request an application:
What if I Am Receiving CalWORKs?
Free Medi-Cal health coverage is part of the CalWORKs benefits package. This coverage usually continues for about six months after a family or individual goes off cash aid. There are provisions to continue Medi-Cal coverage after a family or individual goes off cash aid. Your representative will explain in more detail.
What if I Am Low-Income But not Eligible for Medi-Cal?
The Medi-Cal Health Connections staff helps those who are low income but not eligible for Medi-Cal access low-cost health insurance from a variety of other sources. Click on the following links to learn more about these programs.
What Services Does Medi-Cal Cover?
Medi-Cal coverage pays for medical visits, hospital care, prescription drugs, pregnancy-related treatment, dental and eye care, and other medical services. See a more detailed list of what Medi-Cal covers.
Are Dental Services Covered?
Some dental services are covered. Be sure to talk with the dentist to see what Medi-Cal covers before receiving treatment. See a list of Denti-Cal providers.
What Happens if I'm Eligible?
Is Medi-Cal Always Free?
Usually Medi-Cal is free, but not always. Some people are responsible for a certain share of their monthly medical costs. This "share of cost" is based on your income and family size. Medi-Cal pays medical expenses beyond the share of cost amount. Your Medi-Cal representative will explain more.