Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. Find out if you qualify for Medi-Cal.
There are two common ways to receive Medi-Cal benefits:
- The first way is to have it administered directly by the state. This is usually referred to as Medi-Cal Fee-For-Service (FFS) or traditional Medi-Cal.
- The other way is that your Medi-Cal benefits are administered by a third-party insurance plan that your county of residence has chosen to administer those benefits for its residents. This is referred to as Medi-Cal HMO or Managed Medi-Cal.
Typically, once you sign up for Medi-Cal, you are enrolled in a traditional Medi-Cal FFS plan for the first 30 days, and then the state transitions you into one of the Managed Medi-Cal plans available in your county. Most counties in California are now using Managed Medi-Cal plans.
Medi-Cal HMO or Managed Medi-Cal Plan Options
Stanford Health Care is in-network with the following Medi-Cal options.