Medi-Cal for Kids and Teens

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Member Information

Children, teens, and young adults (under age 21) enrolled in Medi-Cal qualify for free services and support to stay or get healthy. This includes check-ups, shots, health screenings, and treatment for physical, mental, and dental health problems.

Free Check-Ups

It's important to take your child to regular check-ups, even if they're not sick. Regular check-ups can help keep your child healthy. Check-ups can find and prevent health problems early.

All care is free unless you have Share of Cost when you qualified for Medi-Cal.

Schedule a Check-Up

You can get help to:

  • Find a doctor or set up an appointment
  • Get a free ride to and from your appointment
  • Ask for language assistance at your appointment
  • Ask for interpretive services


Your Managed Care Plan

The phone number is on your plan ID card and your plan's website

Or Call

Medi-Cal Member Help Line

Phone: (800) 541-5555

TDD: (800) 430-7077


What Happens at a Check-Up

Your doctor will:

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about your family's health history
  • Give shots (when needed)
  • Talk about dental health
  • Give fluoride varnish and fluoride supplements (when needed)
  • Help you find a dentist
  • Check hearing and vision
  • Discuss important health topics, such as:
    • Development
    • Behaviors
    • Mental health
    • Nutrition
    • Sleep
    • Safety
    • Sun protection

 Your doctor will also check for:

  • Developmental milestones
  • Lead poisoning
  • Anemia, if at risk
  • Autism
  • Depression and anxiety in new mothers
  • Tuberculosis (TB), if at risk
  • Cholesterol, if at risk
  • Other health issues or concerns you have

Covered Services

If a doctor finds a physical, dental, or mental health problem, Medi-Cal for Kids & Teens covers the care needed to treat it.

Covered services include:

  • Physical health services, including primary care and specialist visits
  • Mental health and drug or alcohol treatment services, including therapy
  • Dental check-ups and follow-up services
  • Vision services, including eyeglasses
  • Hearing services
  • COVID-19 testing and treatment
  • Medical equipment and supplies, including durable medical equipment
  • Medication
  • Lab tests, including blood tests to check lead levels, and any needed follow-up care
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Home health services, including nursing care
  • Hospital and residential treatment
  • For teens/young adults:
    • Sexual and reproductive health services
    • Pregnancy check-ups
  • All other needed services, as your provider determines

If Your Child is Denied Care

Children enrolled in Medi-Cal have the right to regular check-ups and medical services.

Read the Your Medi-Cal Rights Guide if your child's care was denied, reduced, or stopped.


Contact us if you have questions or want to learn more.

Your Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan

Phone: The phone number is on your plan ID card and your plan’s website.


Medi-Cal Member Help Line

Phone: (800) 541-5555  TDD (800) 430-7077 


Medi-Cal Dental

Smile, California

Phone: (800) 322-6384 TTY (800) 735-2922

Website: or

Mental Health

Phone: (888) 452-8609


Alcohol or Drug Use

Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
Substance Use Resource Center

Phone: (800) 879-2772

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Line

Phone: Dial 988

Live CalHOPE Crisis Counseling

Phone: (833) 317-HOPE (4673)


Staying Healthy

Learn more about keeping your family healthy.

Healthy Children


Family PACT

Phone: (916) 650-0414


Office of Family Planning

Phone: (916) 650-0414


Your Rights and Responsibilities

Phone: (888) 452-8609



Patient Materials

Outreach Brochures

Medi-Cal Rights


Apply for Medi-Cal