If you are trying to locate a Marin County Medi-Cal Office near you, we can help. In the county of Marin, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) runs the Medi-Cal program. You can visit an HHS 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 Marin 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 Marin County. See below.
For the closest Medi-Cal office near you, continue reading below.
Marin County Medi-Cal Office Locations
The Marin Medi-Cal office (HHS 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 HHS office locations in Marin County:
San Rafael – Public Assistance Office
120 N Redwood Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
Tel: (877) 410-8817
Hours: Hours: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
3240 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel: (877) 410-8817
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
West Marin – Public Assistance Office
Point Reyes Station
1 6th St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Hours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Medi-Cal in Marin County FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Medi-Cal in Marin County:
How do I Apply for Medi-Cal in Marin County?
There are three ways to apply for Medi-Cal in Marin County:
- Online at BenefitsCal.com.
- Online through Covered California, at or by calling 1-800-300-1506.
- Call the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during business hours Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm at (877) 410-8817.
- Apply in person at one of the HHS office locations listed above.
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 is Medi-Cal?
Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid, a public health care insurance program.
In California, Medi-Cal is administered through the Department of Health Care Services.
The program is funded by both federal and state dollars.
Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, on January 1, 2014, Medi-Cal has expanded and is available to eligible individuals of all ages.
What Happens After I apply for Medi-Cal?
Here’s what happens after you apply for Medi-Cal in Marin County:
Your Medi-Cal application will be reviewed by the HHS to determine if you qualify.
This could take up to 45 days.
To check on the status of your application, contact your Local HHS office (see list of locations above).
If the HHS 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 Marin County, and compare plans, click here.
Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to get Medi-Cal?
No. U.S. Citizenship and immigration status is not a condition of eligibility.
Assuming all eligibility requirements are met, U.S. citizens, and individuals with Satisfactory Immigration status are entitled to receive full-scope Medi-Cal benefits.
Additionally, undocumented eligible adults will have access to Emergency and Pregnancy-related services.
Furthermore, in the state of California, all eligible children (up to 19 years old) are entitled to receive full-scope Medi-Cal benefits, regardless of immigration status.
What is the Medi-Cal Older Adult Expansion?
Beginning May 1, 2022, all California residents who are 50 years of age or older and who meet all Medi-Cal eligibility criteria will qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal.
This rule applies regardless of Immigration status.
Full scope Medi-Cal provides comprehensive health care including:
- mental health
- family planning
- foot care
- hearing aids, and
- vision care (eyeglasses)
Medi-Cal coverage also includes services to help you remain in your home such as In-Home Supportive Services if you need assistance with daily activities.
Additionally, full-scope Medi-Cal also covers treatment for alcohol and drug use, prescription drugs, and more.
Medi-Cal in Marin County Summary
We hope this post on Marin County Medi-Cal Office Locations was helpful.
If you have further questions about Medi-Cal in Marin County, please let us know in the comments section below.
Be sure to check out our other articles about Medi-Cal and California Medicaid program, including: