"How many Medi-Cal managed care plans are there"

If you’ve been approved for Medi-Cal and are ready to choose a managed health plan, we can help. Within the Medi-Cal managed care program, California currently uses 24 different providers to deliver care. The Medi-Cal plan options available to you depend on where you live (county). In this post, we will provide you with the full list of Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans by County. We will also answer the most frequently asked questions about Medi-Cal plans.

Table of Contents:

  • About Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans
  • How to Choose a Health Plan and/or Provider
  • How to join a Medi-Cal health plan
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans by County
  • FAQs about Medi-Cal Managed Plans

"Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans by County"

About Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans

Medi-Cal health care plans are specific to each county in California.

As you will see below, some counties have multiple plans while other counties may only offer one plan.

If you are looking for a specialty plan specific to certain medical conditions or dual-eligible beneficiaries of Medi-Cal and Medicare that is not listed here, click here to see the full list from the DHCS.

How to Choose a Health Plan and/or Provider

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.

The health care plans and/or providers available to you depend on what county you live in. See the list of Medi-Cal plans by county below.

Follow the steps below on how to join a medical plan.

How to join a Medi-Cal health plan

  • You must qualify for Medi-Cal to join a medical plan.
  • To join a medical plan, call Health Care Options at 1-800-430-4263. Or you can complete a Medi-Cal Choice Form. You can find the form on the Download forms page.
  • You can use your Medi-Cal Benefits Identification Card (BIC) for services through Regular (Fee-for-Service) Medi-Cal until you are a medical plan member.
  • Health Care Options will send you a letter telling you that your medical plan has changed.
  • Approximately 15 – 45 days after you enroll, your new Health Plan will send you a membership card.
  • Take your medical plan member card and BIC card with you when you get all medical services, including pharmacy, x-rays, and office visits.
  • While you are waiting for the membership card, keep using the doctors and hospitals you use now.

Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans by County

Below is the list of California Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans by County, including a link to their website and phone number.

The list is in alphabetical order. Scroll down to locate your county of residence and see the Medi-Cal health plans available in your county:

County NameMedi-Cal Health Plans Available by CountyPlan Phone Number
AlamedaAlameda Alliance for Health(510) 747-4567
Anthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
AlpineAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
AmadorAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
ButteAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
CalaverasAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
ColusaAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
Contra CostaAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
Contra Costa Health Plan(877) 661-6230
Del NortePartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
El DoradoAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
FresnoAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
CalViva Health(888) 893-1569
GlennAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
HumboldtPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
ImperialCalifornia Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
Molina Healthcare of California Partner Plan, Inc.(888) 665-4621
InyoAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
KernHealth Net Community Solutions, Inc.​(800) 675-6110
Kern Family Health Care(800) 391-2000
KingsAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
CalViva Health(888) 893-1569
LakePartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
LassenPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
Los AngelesHealth Net Community Solutions, Inc.(800) 675-6110
L. A. Care Health Plan(888) 839-9909
MaderaAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
CalViva Health​(888) 893-1569
MarinPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
MariposaAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
MendocinoPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
MercedCentral California Alliance for Health(800) 700-3874 ext. 5505
ModocPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
MonoAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
MontereyCentral California Alliance for Health(800) 700-3874 ext. 5505
NapaPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
NevadaAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
OrangeCalOptima(888) 587-8088
PlacerAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
PlumasAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
RiversideInland Empire Health Plan(800) 440-4347
Molina Healthcare of California Partner Plan, Inc.(888) 665-4621
Sacramento​Aetna Better Health of California(855) 772-9076
Anthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
Health Net Community Solutions, Inc.(800) 675-6110)
Kaiser Permanente(800) 464-4000
Molina Healthcare of California Partner Plan, Inc.(888) 665-4621
San BenitoAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
San BernardinoInland Empire Health Plan(800) 440-4347
Molina Healthcare of California Partner Plan, Inc.(888) 665-4621
San DiegoAetna Better Health of California​(855) 772-9076 (TTY 711)
Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan(800) 605-2556
Community Health Group Partnership Plan(800) 224-7766
Health Net Community Solutions, Inc.(800) 675-6110
Kaiser Permanente(800) 464-4000
Molina Healthcare of California Partner Plan, Inc.(888) 665-4621
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan​​​​(866) 270-5785/TTY: 711
San FranciscoAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
San Francisco Health Plan(800) 288-5555
San JoaquinHealth Net Community Solutions, Inc.(800) 675-6110
Health Plan of San Joaquin(888) 936-7526
San Luis ObispoCenCal Health(877) 814-1861
San MateoHealth Plan of San Mateo(800) 750-4776
Santa BarbaraCenCal Health(877) 814-1861
Santa ClaraAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
Santa Clara Family Health Plan(800 ) 260-2055
Santa CruzCentral California Alliance for Health(800) 700-3874 X5505
ShastaPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
SierraAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
SiskiyouPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
SolanoPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
SonomaPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
StanislausHealth Net Community Solutions, Inc.(800) 675-6110
Health Plan of San Joaquin(888) 936-7526
SutterAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
TehamaAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
TrinityPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
TulareAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
Health Net Community Solutions, Inc.(800) 675-6110
TuolumneAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305
VenturaGold Coast Health Plan(888) 301-1228
YoloPartnership Health Plan of California(800) 863-4155
YubaAnthem Blue Cross Partnership Plan(800) 407-4627
California Health & Wellness(877) 658-0305

FAQs about Medi-Cal Managed Plans

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Medi-Cal Managed plans:

Is Medi-Cal a managed care plan?

Yes, for the most part.

Over 80% of the more than 10.6 million Californians on Medi-Cal are enrolled in a managed care plan.

How many Medi-Cal managed care plans are there?

Currently, a total of 24 health plans contract with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide Medi-Cal managed care services to beneficiaries.

What Medi-Cal health plans are available?

Your choice of Medi-Cal health plans is determined by the county you live in.

For a list of Medi-Cal health plans in your county, scroll above.

Where can I find reports about Medi-Cal and health plans?

Medi-Cal and every health plan must offer good health care to help you stay healthy.

There are reports that tell you how each health plan is doing.

You can view quality reports about Medi-Cal and health plans by clicking here.

Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans by County Summary

We hope this post on Medi-cal Managed Care Plans by County was helpful.

Questions?

If you have further questions about Medi-Cal, please let us know in the comments section below.

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