Medi Cal Help Resources
Medi Cal is a combined federal and California State program designed to help pay for medical care for public assistance recipients and other low-income persons. Medi-Cal is California's version of Medicaid, although Medi-Cal has significant differences from Medicaid. Both Medi-Cal and Medicaid are completely different than Medicare. Although Medi Cal recipients may receive Medicare, the Medi Cal program is not related to the Medicare program. Medi Cal is a need-based program and is funded jointly with state and federal Medicaid funds.