Learn about Medi-Cal with Kaiser Permanente
Medi-Cal provides free or low cost health care to low-income individuals and their families. California has been expanding Medi-Cal to a larger and more diverse group of people. Most recently, as of May 1, 2016, Medi-Cal now covers all low income children under the age of 19, regardless of immigration status.
Kaiser Permanente participates in Medi-Cal in many counties. This means that, if you are a current Kaiser Permanente member and your situation changes, you may be able to keep your same doctor and continue your care with Kaiser Permanente if you qualify for Medi-Cal.
At Kaiser Permanente, you have a wide network of doctors and specialists to choose from. All of our available doctors accept Kaiser Permanente members with Medi-Cal coverage.
When you get your care from Medi-Cal with Kaiser Permanente, you get benefits like:
Get care from a doctor or specialist – including appointments, exams, and treatment.
Your child can get regular check-ups – including shots and vaccines.
Get prescriptions that fit within our list of covered drugs.
Have your eyes checked to see if you need glasses. Members can get frames and lenses for their glasses. Benefits may vary by geographic area.
Hospital inpatient care
If you have to go to a hospital, you can get the services you need, including x-rays and lab tests.
If you need to make an emergency room visit, you can get emergency services, along with support services, such as x-rays and lab tests.