ALL children, regardless of immigration status, NOW qualify for Medi-Cal coverage!image003-4

Medi-Cal, the free or low-cost health coverage for children and families with limited incomes is now available to ALL children thanks to recent legislative action. All children and youth younger than 19 whose families meet the income guidelines now qualify for the full-scope of benefits under Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal is free for families who meet income requirements.

Other families may have a small monthly premium if they are not income eligible. Coverage opens the door to free preventive care and free or low-cost treatment, including medical, vision, dental, and mental health services. Medi-Cal enrollment is available year round and can be applied for in person at your local county human services office, over the phone, with a mail-in application, or at your local clinic . To apply for Medi-Cal, as many of the following items need to be provided (not all items are required for enrollment):

  • Proof of Identity (driver’s license or photo ID

  • Proof of Income (current pay stub or bank statement)

  • Child’s Birth Certificate (regardless of the country of origin)

  • Proof of Residency (telephone or electric bill)

  • Medi-Cal cards of other family members, if applicable.


Ventura County Health Care Agency……………………. (866) 481-7674

Ventura County Human Services Agency……………… (888) 472-4463

Ventura County Public Health……………………………… (805) 981-5212

Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project…. (805) 483-1166



With the changes to our health care landscape since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, United Way of Ventura County has been actively engaged in community outreach and education efforts on Covered CA. Our outreach and education specialist is a certified enrollment counselor with Covered CA and is assisting individuals enroll and navigate through the process of selecting health insurance coverage. Open enrollment takes place from November 1 – January 31 of each year. Our certified enrollment counselor is also available to assist with special enrollment throughout the year.  For more information or for help with enrollment into Covered CA, please contact Catherine Pedrosa at (805) 485-6288 x270.


Covered CA is the state’s marketplace to buy health insurance. It is the only place to get federal premium assistance to help you pay for health insurance and reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Covered California helps Californians buy low-cost coverage from quality health plans. On Covered California’s consumer website you can:

  • Shop and compare health care plans

  • Learn about Covered CA benefits

  • Apply for health coverage and subsidies

  • Find application assistance in your area

  • Learn FAQs, contact numbers and email addresses for more info