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Madera County Medi-Cal Office (Phone Number & Address)

If you are trying to locate a Madera County Medi-Cal Office near you, we can help. In the county of Madera, the Department of Social Services (DSS) runs the Medi-Cal program. You can visit a DSS office near you to apply for Medi-Cal, submit documents, attend an interview, renew your benefits, and ask questions about Medi-Cal.

In this post, we will provide the list of Madera County Medi-Cal Office locations, with phone numbers.

However, before you visit an office location, you can save yourself time by reviewing our frequently asked questions below.

We have provided answers to the top reasons why people visit the Medi-Cal Office in Madera County. See below.

For the closest Medi-Cal office near you, continue reading below.

"Madera County Medi-Cal Office Locations"

Madera County Medi-Cal Office Locations

The Madera Medi-Cal office (DSS Offices) locations below are listed by area, so you have to scroll down to find the location near you.

Additionally, for each office location below, we have provided a phone number to call in case you have questions.

In addition to Medi-Cal, you can apply for CalFresh, General Relief, and CalWORKs at the following locations, which are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

See below for a list of DSS office locations in Madera County:

Madera County Department of Social Services
1620 Sunrise Ave
Madera, CA 93638

Other DSS Offices:

Public Assistance/Welfare-to-Work
1620 Sunrise Ave
Madera, CA 93638
(559)675-2300

Adult Services
1610 Sunrise Ave
Madera, CA 93638
(559)662-2600

Child Welfare Services
1610 Sunrise Ave
Madera, CA 93638
(559)662-8300

Chowchilla Office
125 S. 2nd St
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559)665-0205

Oakhurst Office
40325 Hwy 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559)683-6263

Medi-Cal in Madera County FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Medi-Cal in Madera County:

How do I Apply for Medi-Cal in Madera County?

There are three ways to apply for Medi-Cal in Madera County:

  • Online at BenefitsCal.com.
  • Online through Covered California, at or by calling 1-800-300-1506.
  • Call the Department of Social Services (DSS) during business hours Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1 (800) 300-1506. 
  • Apply in person at one of the DSS office locations listed above.

If you are applying by mail, you can send the completed and signed application to:

Madera County Department of Social Services
PO Box 569
Madera, CA 93639
Fax: 559-675-7690

Is it safe to apply for Medi-Cal through Covered California?

Yes. Medi-Cal and Covered California use the same application.

This means that once you apply using CoveredCA.com, you’ll find out which program you qualify for. Some households qualify for both.

What Happens After I apply for Medi-Cal?

Here’s what happens after you apply for Medi-Cal in Madera County:

Your Medi-Cal application will be reviewed by the DSS to determine if you qualify.

This could take up to 45 days.

To check on the status of your application, contact your Local DSS office (see list of locations above).

If the DSS determines you qualify and are approved for Medi-Cal, you will receive a packet in the mail with your Medi-Cal ID card.

Once you receive your Medi-Cal card, which is also known as a Benefit Identification Card (BIC), you can start using your Medi-Cal benefits.

You Must Choose a Health Plan

After you are approved for Medi-Cal, you must choose a health care plan and/or provider within 30 days of receiving your packet.

If you do not choose a plan and/or provider within 30 days, one will be assigned to you.

To see a list of health plans available to you in Madera County, and compare plans, click here.

How do I renew Medi-Cal Benefits?

When a Medi-Cal application is approved, the first annual Re-Evaluation (RE) will be due in the 12th benefit month.

The Re-Evaluation packet will be mailed to the beneficiary during the 10th month from the initial application date or the most recent annual re-evaluation effective date.

How does Medi-Cal for Children Work?

Children can qualify for healthcare coverage through Medi-Cal from birth.

If you receive Medi-Cal and give birth, your infant will automatically receive coverage.

However, remember to contact your Medi-Cal worker to make sure your baby has coverage.

Medi-Cal can cover the following medical services for children:

  • Doctor’s check-ups and appointments
  • Dental care
  • Immunizations
  • Hospital stays
  • Surgeries
  • Emergency care
  • X-rays and laboratory work

What Hospitals take Medi-Cal in Madera County?

There are two Medi-Cal providers in Madera County – Anthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan and CalViva Health Plan.

Each plan has its own approved hospital network. See below:

Anthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan Hospitals that take Medi-Cal:

Anthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan has over 12 plan network hospitals, such as:

  • Adventist Health Hanford
  • Community Medical Center – Fresno, Clovis
  • Madera Community Hospital
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center Fresno
  • Valley Children’s Hospital

CalViva Health Plan Hospitals that take Medi-Cal:

CalViva Health Plan has over 10 plan network hospitals, such as:

  • Community Regional Medical Center
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center
  • Adventist Medical Center
  • Madera Community Hospital
  • Valley Children’s Hospital

What is the phone number for Medi-Cal Plans in Madera County?

Here are the phone numbers for the two Medi-Cal providers in Madera County:

Anthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan

General Phone Number and Website:

1-800-407-4627
(TTY 1-888-757-6034 or 711)
www.anthem.com

Member Services

1-888-285-7801, 7 am to 7 pm Monday – Friday
1-888-757-6034 TTY/TDD

CalViva Health Plan

General Phone Number and Website:

1-888-893-1569
(TTY 1-800-431-0964)
www.calvivahealth.org

Member Services

1-888-893-1569, 24 hours/7 days a week
TTY 711

Medi-Cal in Madera County Summary

We hope this post on Madera County Medi-Cal Office Locations was helpful.

Questions?

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