Medi-Cal (Medicaid) is California’s health insurance program designed for children and adults with limited income.

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) accepts a range of payment and insurance plans, including Medi-Cal. In addition, all FHCSD clinics operate on a sliding fee scale. This means the cost of services is based upon income and family size. No patient will be turned away based on their inability to pay. Our staff will help patients enroll in free or low-cost plans that can help cover the cost of treatment and services.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), you have been able to keep your Medi-Cal health insurance regardless of any changes in your life. Once the COVID-19 PHE ends, the County office will need to renew your Medi-Cal.


For enrollment assistance, call (619) 515-2363, or schedule a telehealth appointment.

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Benefits Include:

  • Emergency care & hospitalization, including surgery
  • Medical, dental & vision services
  • Mental health & substance use treatment
  • Prenatal & maternity care
  • Prescription drugs

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Reapplying for Medi-Cal (Redetermination)


Medi-Cal is a program that helps people in California pay for medical care. Sometimes, people need to reapply for Medi-Cal to make sure they still qualify. This process is called redetermination. It is important that you update your information with the County of San Diego if:

  • You have moved within the last two years
  • There have been changes in your life, such as income, pregnancy or a new household member
  • There have been changes to your contact information (phone number, email or mailing address)

Here’s how you can update your Medi-Cal information:

  1. Online – Update your information online at
  2. Call the San Diego ACCESS line – If you need help updating your Medi-Cal information, call the San Diego ACCESS line at (866) 262-9881.
  3. Call our Insurance Hotline – If you need additional assistance, call the Family Health Centers of San Diego Insurance Hotline at (619) 515-2363 to schedule an appointment.
  4. Complete mailed application – If the County needs information from you to renew your Medi-Cal, they will mail you paperwork to fill out and return. Mail your completed applications and/or verifications to the following address:

County of San Diego
Health and Human Services Agency
P.O. Box 939044
San Diego CA 92193-9005

Schedule an Appointment


This form is for appointment requests only.

Documentation Needed to Enroll

  • State-issued photo identification
  • Resident alien card (if applicable)
  • Proof of residency, such as a lease agreement or utility bill
  • Latest 1040 IRS tax document
  • Proof of current income

2020 Medi-Cal Expansion


As of January 1, 2020, full coverage Medi-Cal services are available to young adults between ages 19 to 26, regardless of legal residency status, as long as they meet income and other eligibility requirements. Full coverage Medi-Cal includes primary care, dental and vision services, as well as some specialty care.

Medi-Cal services also cover new childhood screening programs to support healthy growth and development.

Every Woman Counts (EWC)


The EWC program provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations. The mission of the EWC program is to alleviate the devastating medical, emotional and financial effects of breast and cervical cancer and eliminate health disparities for medically underserved, low-income individuals.

To learn more about this program, or find out if you qualify, click here.

Family Planning, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT)


The Family PACT program provides family planning and reproductive health services at no cost to California’s low-income (under 200% federal poverty level) residents. The program offers comprehensive family planning services, including contraception, pregnancy testing and sterilization, as well as STD testing and limited cancer screening services.

To learn more about this program, or find out if you qualify, click here.

Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)


CHDP is a preventive program that delivers periodic health assessments and services to low-income children and youth in California. CHDP provides care coordination to assist families with medical appointment scheduling, transportation and access to diagnostic and treatment services.

To learn more about this program, or find out if you qualify, click here.

Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (PE4PW)


The PE4PW program is designed for low-income California residents who believe they are pregnant and who do not have Medi-Cal coverage for prenatal care.

To learn more about this program, or find out if you qualify, click here.