Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program which provides medical coverage to eligible persons of all ages who are unable to afford the cost of their medical care. Medi-Cal members receive a Benefits Identification Card(BIC) which allows them to see doctors in the network. If your BIC card has been lost or stolen, please call (559) 675-2300.
Medi-Cal members select the insurance provider of their choice. In Madera County there are two choices: Anthem Blue Cross of California or CalViva. To make that selection or change your doctor, please contact Health Care Options (HCO) at (559) 675-2349 or (559) 675-2384. A representative will be available to assist with enrollment and general questions.
As a Medi-Cal member, your benefits and your child’s benefits include dental coverage at little or no cost to you. To learn more about the dental benefits available to you and your family and to find a local dentist visit the Medi-Cal Dental Program website or Smile California.
If you do not qualify for Medi-Cal, you may qualify for other health coverage through Covered California. Visit the website to find out if you and your family qualify for financial assistance to make coverage more affordable. You will be able to compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget.
Californians in need of health insurance can visit www.coveredca.com or call 1(888) 975-1142 to enroll in coverage.
County Medical Services Program
The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) provides health insurance coverage for uninsured adults between the ages of 21 – 64 who are not eligible for Medi-Cal, Covered California, or other insurance programs . Find more by visiting the CMSP Counties website.
How to Apply
Visit the C4yourself website
Apply In Person:
Visit Madera County Department of Social Services at one of our locations.
Apply by Mail or Fax:
Download a streamlined application from the Department of Health Care Services website, or request an application by calling (559) 675-2406 or Toll Free 1 (800) 300-1506.
Once completed and signed, the application can be mailed to:
Madera County Department of Social Services
PO Box 569
Madera, CA 93639-0569
Fax completed and signed application to (559) 675-7690
Apply by Phone:
Call Toll Free 1 (800) 300-1506
Customers have the ability to check case information 24 hours a day via the Interactive Voice Response System (IVR). Call 1 (877) 410-8816 to obtain information regarding your case.
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) asks that anyone suspecting Medi-Cal fraud, waste, or abuse to call the DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline at 1(800) 822-6222.
To learn more about the DHCS Medi-Cal Fraud efforts, visit the What is Fraud webpage on the DHCS website.