Medi-Cal Services

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Medi-Cal Services

Horizons Family Counseling is dedicated to assisting families in the Tri-Valley Area to obtain the Medi-Cal services and resources they are eligible for to develop healthy, happy and secure families. Horizons' case management services and therapists are trained in helping families understand and apply for Alameda County Medi-Cal services.

Examples of What Medi-Cal Covers

  • Acupuncture
  • Audiology and Hearing Aids & Batteries
  • Clinic Services
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Drug and Alcohol Durable Medical Equipment
  • Inpatient/Outpatient Services
  • Non-emergency transportation for Dr. appointments
  • Mental Health
  • Wheelchairs & Wheelschair Repair 
  • Therapy
  • Psychologist
  • MRIs
  • Occupational Therapy Physical & Speech
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Physician Administered Drugs
  • Physician & Podiatry Services
  • Vision Services - Including Eyeglasses

2 Ways to Qualify

You can prove that you are a California resident with one of the following (original documents only):

  • California driver's license or identification (ID) card
  • Lease or rent receipt
  • Utility or telephone bill
  • Letter from family or friends or an employer
  • Alien registration card

Non-US Citizens

You do not need to be a citizen to receive Medi-Cal benefits. Many California residents who are not U.S. citizens are eligible for Medi-Cal.

  • Families receiving CalWORKs (formerly AFDC)
  • Low-income families who choose not to receive CaLWORKs
  • Families leaving CalWORKs due to earnings or receipt of child support
  • Pregnant women
  • Children in low income families
  • People who are disabled, aged (65 years or older) or blind
  • Many different types of immigrants

If you are enrolled in one of the following programs, you can get Medi-Cal:

  • CalWorks (AFDC)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Types of Medi-Cal

Full Scope Medi-Cal

Benefits for U.S citizens and legal permanent residents. Services include:

  • Doctor Visits
  • Preventive Care (exams and vaccinations)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Vision, Hearing, and Dental Care
  • Approved Medical Equipment and Prescriptions
  • Mental Health
  • Speech, Occupational, & Physical Therapy
  • Lab Work and X-rays
  • Health Education and Family Planning
  • Prenatal Care & Delivery
  • Postpartum, Emergency, Hospital, and Long Term Care

Restricted Medi-Cal

Benefits for sensitive services or for non-legal California residents are limited but may include:

  • Emergency Care
  • Prenatal Care & Delivery
  • Postpartum Care
  • Tuberculosis
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Sensitive Services (minors under 21)

Share of Cost

If your income exceeds certain limitations you would be responsible for paying your “Share of Cost” in the month medical services were provided. You will not pay the SOC in the month you did not have medical services. A SOC is determined on a case by case basis. SOC applies to the family as a whole, and not individually.

No Cost Medi-Cal

If your income does not exceed certain limitations you may be entitled to receive No Cost Medi-Cal. (Low co-pay may apply for doctor visits, prescription drugs, and emergency room usage.)

Medi-Cal Resources

Resources to aid in the application process, and answer questions: