EFFECTIVE May 8th, 2020
TRINITY COUNTY – As of the date of this release, there are many Trinity County residents who may be in need of medical services and who may be eligible to Medi-Cal benefits.
Trinity County Health & Human Services is beginning to conduct the Medi-Cal Health Enrollment Navigators Project which is an outreach and enrollment service. Funding is provided through Assembly Bill (AB) 74 for the enrollment, retention and navigation efforts.
We will work closely with you, and with county or community-based organizations, to successfully provide assistance with gaining access to, retaining and using health coverage needed for medical care. Persons of possible eligibility to benefits are: Aged persons; homeless persons; persons with other disabilities; persons in jail, prison, parole probation or post release community supervision; immigrants and families of mixed immigration status; persons with limited English proficiency; low wage workers and their families; or uninsured children and youth formerly enrolled in Medi-Cal.
If you currently do not have medical insurance through Medi-Cal and would like to apply for benefits, please apply in these ways:
• Phone (530) 623-1265, or Toll Free (800) 851-5658 on Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents who meet eligibility requirements. The goal of Medi-Cal is to respond to the health care coverage needs of a growing number of uninsured individuals, and to address the need of supplemental coverage for individuals whose insurance premiums and deductibles are too costly.
- Age 65 or older
- Meet Social Security's definition of a blind or disabled individual
- In a skilled nursing or intermediate care home
- On refugee status for a limited time, depending how long you have been in the United States
- A parent or caretaker relative or a child under 21 if:
- The child's parent is deceased or doesn't live with the child, or
- The child's parent is incapacitated, or
- The child's parent is under employed or unemployed
- Pregnant women
- Adults with annual - or yearly - earnings up to 138% Federal Poverty Level
County Medical Services Program
The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) provides limited-term health coverage for uninsured low-income, indigent adults that are not otherwise eligible for other publicly funded health programs.
- Adults between ages 21 and 64
- Legal residents & undocumented persons
- Applicants can qualify with:
- Income up to 300% FPL
- Annual monthly income up to $3,015
- Annual income up to $36,180
- Keeping more personal assets (up to $20,000 for a single person)
- Reduced monthly cost-sharing
- Income up to 300% FPL
- Persons cannot be eligible for Medi-Cal, Covered California, or Medicare
- Coverage in 35 participating counties
CMSP Primary Care Benefit:
- No-cost health care benefits:
- Up to three (3) office visits for primary care, specialty care or physical therapy
- Preventative health screenings & lab tests
- Prescription drugs with a $5 co-pay (up to $1500 in benefits per enrollment term)
- Services provided by contracting community health centers, clinics, & other providers
- Up to six (6) months of benefit coverage
Jesse Ferguson, Program Manager - Eligibility and Employment Services