Health & Medical

There are three types of health care benefits available to qualified Lake County residents: Covered CaliforniaMedi-Cal, and the County Medical Services Program. Health insurance can help cover the costs of medical treatment, hospitalizations, and prescription medication. 

Find out if you are eligible for health care benefits: 
  • By phone Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at (800) 628-5288 toll free,
    or (707) 995-4200 locally, TTY 711
  • ​In person 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake, CA 95457, Mon. – Fri., 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
    • By mail application packets and a variety of forms in English and Spanish are available for pick up outside our lobby entrance without need to enter the lobby, and can be returned by:
      • Drop boxes located by the main doors and front gate
      • Fax to (707) 995-4204
      • Mail to P.O. Box 9000, Lower Lake, CA 95457

Covered California

Covered California is a free service that connects Californians with brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place where you can get financial help when you buy health insurance from well-known companies. That means when you apply, you may qualify for a discount on a health plan through Covered California, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Either way, you’ll have great health coverage. 

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Medi-Cal is California’s version of the federal Medicaid Health Care Program. The Medi-Cal program was originally designed to provide health care services to qualified low-income persons; primarily families with children, the aged, blind or disabled. Due to the Affordable Care Act this program has been expanded to include individuals between the ages of 19-64 without children; the income limit has been raised; and resource limits have been eliminated for Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) based Medi-Cal. Families or individuals receiving assistance from CalWORKs, Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program (SSI/SSP), Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program are usually eligible to receive Medi-Cal benefits. Some recipients of the Medi-Cal program may have to pay a share of cost before Medi- Cal will provide benefits in a given month. The share of cost is determined based upon the recipient’s monthly income.

Medi-Cal is a large program made up of many specialized programs, which are designed to benefit applicants in various medical situations. Most of these specialized programs may reduce or eliminate the share of cost for some or all medical services. All applications are evaluated individually and are given the most advantageous type of Medi-Cal for which they qualify. 

Find out if you are eligible for health care benefits here.

County Medical Services Program

The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) is a medical coverage program subscribed to by many rural California counties. The purpose of CMSP is to provide essential health care services to indigent adults who are not eligible for benefits under the Medi-Cal program and whose income is insufficient to pay medical bills while still meeting their basic needs. Eligibility for CMSP is very similar to the Medi-Cal program with the additional requirement of a denied application for a market place plan through Covered California during open enrollment prior to the approval of CMSP. The CMSP benefits include many of those covered by the Medi-Cal program, with the exception of pregnancy-related services, long-term care, and services provided by chiropractors, acupuncturists, and psychologists.

Find out if you are eligible for health care benefits here.