How to Enroll in California State Medi-Cal Medicaid Health Insurance Plans

Step 1:
Find out if you can get Medi-Cal benefits. (Your “county eligibility worker” can tell you.)

Step 2:

  • If you can get Medi-Cal benefits, you fill out an enrollment form.
  • You can get an enrollment form from Health Care Options, the organization that enrolls Medi-Cal members into health plans.

Step 3:
You can choose Molina Healthcare from a list of health plans. (It takes up to 45 days before you become a Molina Healthcare member.)

Signing up a new baby

  • To sign up your new baby for Molina Healthcare, you must call your “county eligibility worker” as soon as possible after delivery to add your baby to Medi-Cal.
    • Your newborn baby is covered for the birth month and for the month after birth under your Medi-Cal.
    • You must enroll your new baby in Molina Healthcare for continued coverage.

Apply today

Contact Health Care Options (HCO) at (800) 430-4263 to get an enrollment form. Health Care Options can also help you find your county eligibility worker.

For more information, call Member Services at (888) 665-4621.