Generally, public assistance recipients, pregnant women and children under 21 years of age are eligible for Medi-Cal benefits. All residents of California may qualify for Medi-Cal. If you are residing in California and plan to remain permanently, you may be eligible for one of the Medi-Cal programs. You can prove that you are a California resident with one of the following:
- California driver's license (DL)
- California identification (ID) card
- Lease or rent receipt
- Utility or telephone bill
- Letter from family or friends
- Letter from an employer
- Alien registration card
NOTE: You do not need to be a citizen to receive Medi-Cal benefits. Many California residents who are not U.S. citizens are eligible for Medi-Cal. Groups covered by Medi-Cal include:
HOW TO APPLY
In Person: If you wish to apply in person, you may go to one of the following Alameda County Social Services Agency public contact offices Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and Noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
By Mail: To apply for CalFresh by mail, you may send mail your CalFresh application to P.O. Box 12941, Oakland, CA 94604.
If you are applying for CalFresh and other programs, such as Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, and/or Refugee Cash Assistance, use the SAWS 2 Plus form here.
You may apply for Medi-Cal by mail, please call (510) 272-3663 to request a Medi-Cal Mail -In Application and Instructions booklet. Remember, whether you take your application to the SSA or you mail it, you should not pay anyone to help you with the completion of this application.
Online: To apply for Medi-Cal online, please click onto the following Benefits CalWIN link: www.mybenefitscalwin.org
We recommend you create an account so you can return to your information later on.
By Phone: To apply by phone, or to request a CalFresh Mail-In application to be mailed to you, please call (510) 272-3663.
North County: North Oakland Sufficiency Center, (510) 891-0700
East County: Eastmont Self Sufficiency Center, (510) 383-5300
East County: Enterprise Self Sufficiency Center, (510) 263-2420
South County: Eden Area Multi-Service Center, (510) 670-6000
Fremont Outstation, (510) 795-2428
Livermore Outstation, (925) 455-0747