County of Marin Health and Human Services

Medi-Cal

During the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), Marin Medi-Cal beneficiaries have stayed enrolled in the program. If your contact information or household circumstances have changed, please update your information today by contacting our office at: 1-877-410-8817 or visit http://www.benefitscal.com/. This may help you keep your Medi-Cal coverage after the COVID-19 PHE ends.

Medi-Cal Overview

The Marin County Public Assistance branch offers several options for health coverage for Marin County residents, including Medi-Cal and CMSP. Our highly trained staff of Eligibility Workers are ready to take applications year-round and help connect Marin County residents to the services they are eligible for.

What does Medi-Cal provide?

The Medi-Cal program offers free or low-cost medical, vision, and dental services to eligible residents. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.

Who May Be Eligible for Medi-Cal: Low-income adults, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, pregnant persons, children in foster care, former foster youth up to age 26, and individuals with diseases such as tuberculosis, breast and/or cervical cancer, or HIV

County Medical Services Program (CMSP) Overview

CMSP is a county-funded program that provides temporary health coverage for eligible Marin County residents.

Who May Be Eligible for CMSP: Marin County residents between the ages of 21 through 64 who are not eligible for Medi-Cal, with incomes between 138% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Level, and who meet personal property limits. You will be screened for Medi-Cal and CMSP when you apply for health benefits; you do not have to separately apply for CMSP when applying for health benefits.

How to Apply for Medi-Cal and CMSP

Online:

By Phone:

To apply by phone, please call 1-877-410-8817 (toll free)

By Mail:

  • To apply by mail, send completed application to PO Box 4160, San Rafael, CA 94913.
  • You can print and download Medi-Cal applications (English) (Espanol). These fill-and-print PDF forms may be completed online and printed to hardcopy to be signed and mailed. View other translated Medi-Cal applications.
  • If applying for Medi-Cal and other programs, such as CalFresh or CalWORKs, view English and Spanish applications. 

By Fax:

To apply by fax, please send your Medi-Cal application to (415) 473-3554

In Person:

If you wish to apply for Medi-Cal or CMSP in person, you can go to one of our Marin County Social Services offices below:

120 N. Redwood Drive. San Rafael, CA 94903
3240 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael, CA 94901
1 - 6th St. Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Our offices are open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Full scope benefits generally provides medical, dental, mental health, vision (eye) care, drugs your doctor orders, and more.  Full scope Medi-Cal and CMSP benefits are available to individuals who meet all eligibility criteria and are either United States citizens/nationals or have satisfactory immigration status.
  • Restricted scope benefits provide limited health care coverage such as emergency services and pregnancy-related services. Restricted scope Medi-Cal and CMSP benefits are available to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and whose immigration status has not been determined, who are not United States citizens/nationals, or who do not have satisfactory immigration status.
  • Effective May 1, 2016, all children under the age of 19 are eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits regardless of immigration status, as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • Effective January 1, 2020, under the Young Adult Expansion policy change, all young adults under the age of 26 are eligible for full scope Medi-Cal benefits regardless of immigration status, as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.
  • Effective May 1, 2022, under the Older Adult Expansion policy change, all adults age 50 and older are eligible for full scope Medi-Cal benefits regardless of immigration status, as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements.
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  • Generally Medi-Cal is renewed once per year; however, some beneficiaries may be renewed automatically. If you are required to renew, then you will receive notification from the county with instructions on how to renew your Medi-Cal.
  • After you renewal is processed, our office will send you a letter to let you know if you still qualify for Medi-Cal.
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Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Medi-Cal provides(link is external) free or low-cost medical, vision, and dental services(link is external) for individuals and families who live in California and meet all eligibility criteria. People who receive Medi-Cal in Marin include low-income adults, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care, former foster youth up to age 26, pregnant persons, etc. For more information, click here for English and here for Spanish.

Last Updated: 12/03/2021 - 3:06pm

You can call the Medi-Nurse Line at (877) 409-9052 to connect with a nurse, day or night, to talk about COVID-19 symptoms and help connect you with local resources in your area.

Last Updated: 12/03/2021 - 3:25pm

There are multiple convenient ways you can apply for Medi-Cal and CMSP, including:

  • Online: www.benefitscal.com(link is external) or www.coveredca.com(link is external)
  • By Phone: (877) 410-8817
  • In person:
  • 120 N. Redwood Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • 3240 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901
  • 1 6th St., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
  • By fax: (415) 473-355
  • By mail: PO Box 4160, San Rafael, CA 94913
Last Updated: 12/03/2021 - 3:13pm