To complete our intake process and be assigned to someone who can talk to you about Medi-Cal, reach out to us today at (818) 279-6580. Our friendly staff can help you learn about, and apply for, Medi-Cal. If you are having trouble with understanding how to apply or what the qualifications to receive Medi-Cal may be then feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable staff to learn how we can help.
FAQ About Medi-Cal:
1. What is Medi-Cal?
Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents who meet eligibility requirements. You can apply for Medi-Cal benefits regardless of your sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status.
2. What long term care will Medi-Cal pay for?
Medi-Cal can help with care at home through IHSS as well as other in-home programs, and Medi-Cal can also pay for long term care in a facility setting. Depending on the county you live in, Medi-Cal may help pay for your loved one’s stay in assisted living, skilled nursing/ convalescent facility or at a congregate living health facility.
3. Should I apply for Medi-Cal, even if I already have coverage through Medicare and my supplementary/ advantage plan?
Medi-Cal may pay for things that your supplement/ advantage plan does not, so we strongly advocate that anyone who can qualify for Medi-Cal should always have it.
FAQ About How Helping Hands Can Assist You:
1. What is the cost for Helping Hands to assist me with applying for Medi-Cal?
Our service is free to our senior clients who are over the age of 65 and do not currently have a Medi-Cal application pending or denied; to become our client you can call into our office and compete the free intake over the phone.
2. How can Helping Hands assist me with the application for Medi-Cal?
A. You can speak with our social worker to walk you through the application process and we will even be able to help you with some parts of the application in a very hands on way.
B. If we cannot help you over the phone then you can come into our office for a 15-20 minute appointment with one of our staff.
C. If we cannot help you over the phone AND you cannot come to our office then we can try to refer you to a local community clinic that offers application assistance.
3. Can you help me use my Medi-Cal after it is approved?
Once your Medi-Cal is approved, we can help you look into the services you need such as IHSS, long term care in a skilled nursing facility, etc…
To complete our intake process and be assigned to someone who can talk to you about Medi-Cal, reach out to us today at (818) 279-6580.