|San Francisco Department of Human Services - Medi-Cal|
|Address||1440 Harrison St. @ 11th St., 94103 (P.O. Box 7988, 94120)|
|Hours||M-F: Drop-in 8am-5pm M-F: 9am-5pm (Office)|
1440 Harrison St. @ 11th St., 94103 (P.O. Box 7988, 94120)
M-F: Drop-in 8am-5pm
M-F: 9am-5pm (Office)
Medi-Cal is the medical assistance program in California for persons who receive CalWORKs/TANF and SSI and selected other indigent individuals (see eligibility criteria below). Anyone who is low income and does not qualify for Medi-Cal will likely be covered by the MIA Program.
Medi-Cal pays entirely or partially for the following services for its recipients:
- Office visits to doctors and dentists
- Hospital/nursing home care
- X-ray services
- Mental Health services
- Medical supplies
Individuals on SSI and CalWORKs/TANF are automatically eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. SSDI recipients may be eligible for Medi-Cal, but must file a separate application (there is a 24 month waiting period before SSDI recipients get Medicare). Other individuals who are not eligible for CalWORKs/TANF, SSI and SSDI may still be eligible for Medi-Cal if they are: 65 or older; under 21; blind; deaf; disabled; pregnant; a refugee; or they receive care in a skilled nursing home and have limited income and resources.
People receiving CalWORKs/TANF or SSI get Medi-Cal automatically upon approval of these entitlements. Anyone receiving CalWORKs/TANF or SSI who is not receiving Medi-Cal should contact his/her public assistance caseworker. For people eligible for Medi-Cal who are not receiving CalWORKs/TANF or SSI, the San Francisco Department of Human Services screens and certifies applicants for Medi-Cal. Applications may be picked up by seeing an eligibility worker at 1440 Harrison Street @ 11th St. (415-863-9892), M-F: 8am-11am, 1pm-3pm.
Difficulties with Medi-CalEdit
SSI and CalWORKs/TANF recipients having Medi-Cal problems contact a Social Security caseworker (for SSI) or their CalWORKs/TANF caseworker (for CalWORKs/TANF ). Medi-Cal recipients who are not receiving SSI or CalWORKs/TANF should contact the Medi-Cal office at 1440 Harrison St. @ 11th St. (415-863-9892). If this doesn't work, or the problem is especially difficult, contact one of the advocacy agencies or contact their Medi-Cal eligibility worker. To find out the name and phone number of the worker, call 415-863-9892.
The following agencies specialize in assisting with Medi-Cal applications, denials and/or discontinuances: Legal Assistance to the Elderly, Bay Area Legal Aid, and the San Francisco Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP).
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