Apply for Medi-Cal

To enroll in Medi-Cal you can apply online or call Covered California at (800) 300-1506

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Get help enrolling in Medi-Cal

Visit an enrollment center or meet with a certified counselor near you.

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We're here to help, even if you don't qualify for Medi-Cal

Keeping your teeth healthy is our mission. It's so important that we'll give you a free check-up and X-Rays even if you don't have any insurance.* We also offer our own, Western Dental HMO plan. If you don't qualify for Medi-Cal, our plan is an affordable way to get dental coverage for yourself, your families or even your employees if you're a small business.

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*Free check-ups and X-Rays are only available to new patients.


What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is the official nickname of the California Medical Assistance Program, California's Medicaid program. Medi-Cal provides health and dental coverage for qualified individuals and families in California.

California state dental health coverage used to be called Denti-Cal, and you may still hear people say Denti-Cal. It doesn't really matter what it's called, the fact that Californians who are eligible for Medi-Cal receive comprehensive dental coverage is a great thing for teeth!

Who is eligible for Medi-Cal Dental?

Medi-Cal and Medi-Cal dental provide coverage for qualified residents of California, including families, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, pregnant women, and childless adults living in California with limited income and resources.

What does Medi-Cal Dental Cover?

Medi-Cal Dental covers all medically-necessary dental care.

Medi-Cal Coverage:

Is there an annual limit to Medi-Cal dental coverage?

There is no yearly limit for children’s covered dental services or for adults who live in a nursing facility.

For adults 21 years of age or older, some services are limited to $1,800 per person for each calendar year. However, there is no limit on medically-necessary procedures.

For complete coverage details, download the latest Medi-Cal Dental Beneficiaries Handbook.

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Apply for Medi-Cal and Medi-Cal Dental coverage

You can apply in person, by mail, over the phone or on the Cover California Website.

To apply for Medi-Cal, Call Covered California at (800) 300-1506

Covered California

Get help with Medi-Cal enrollment

There are enrollment centers, certified enrollment counselors and county offices throughout California. For current Medi-Cal resources visit the Find Help section of the Covered California Website.

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Not eligible for Medi-Cal?

Covered California provides subsidized health and dental insurance for individuals and families who earn too much to qualify for Medi-Cal, but struggle to afford coverage. You can learn more at coveredca.com.