Reapplying for Medi-Cal (Redetermination)


Medi-Cal is a program that helps people in California pay for medical care. Sometimes, people need to re-apply for Medi-Cal to make sure they still qualify. This process is called redetermination. Here's how to apply for Medi-Cal redetermination in San Diego County.


Step 1: Gather your papers - You will need to show proof of who you are, like a copy of your birth certificate or California driver’s license. You may also need to show proof of where you live, like a utility bill. And you will need to show how much money you make, like pay stubs or a tax return.


Step 2: Get the application - You can find the Medi-Cal redetermination application on the California Department of Health Care Services website. Just search for "Medi-Cal redetermination application" and you will find it. You can also pick up the application at a local Medi-Cal office. You may also access the form through the following link:

Applications in other languages can be found here: MCED Forms Translated (  


Step 3: Fill out the application - Fill in all the blanks on the application. Be sure to write legibly and double-check your answers. If you need help filling out the application, call the Access Customer Service Center at 1-866-262-9881 for assistance.


Step 4: Submit the application - You can submit your application by mail, or in person. If you submit it by mail, be sure to make a copy of everything before you send it. And if you submit it in person, be sure to ask for a receipt.


Mail - Applications and/or verifications may be mailed to the following address:

County of San Diego

Health and Human Services Agency


P.O. Box 939044

San Diego, CA 92193-9005


Step 5: Wait for a decision - The Medi-Cal office will look at your application and decide if you qualify for Medi-Cal. They will send you a letter in the mail to let you know their decision.


It's important to remember that you should always contact the Medi-Cal office before visiting them, to check their hours and to make sure they have the forms you need.

Also, you should reapply for Medi-Cal redetermination every year to make sure you still qualify for the program.

That's it! Now you know how to apply for Medi-Cal redetermination. Good luck!

Resources for Reapplying

Call - For questions about reapplying for Medi-Cal benefits:

1.      call the Access Customer Service Center at 1-866-262-9881,

2.      Select your language preference,

3.      Then press “2” for how to apply for benefits, a new application recently submitted or an existing case.

4.      Or call 2-1-1 San Diego

In person - applications may be obtained at any of the resource centers below. All of which are open Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm.

North Inland

Fallbrook Community Resource Center

202 West College, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Ramona Family Resource Center

1521 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065



Central Region Family Resource Center- Centre City

1255 Imperial Avenue, 5th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

Central Region Family Resource Center – Metro

1130 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Central Region Family Resource Center – Southeast

4588 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92102



El Cajon Family Resource Center

 220 S. First Street, El Cajon, CA 92019

Lemon Grove Family Resource Center

7065 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA 91945


North Central and Coastal 

North Central Family Resource Center

5055 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123

North Coastal Family Resource Center

3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056

North Inland Family Resource Center

649 West Mission Avenue #3, Escondido, CA 92025



South Region Family Resource Center – National City

401 Mile of Cars Way, National City, CA 91950

South Region Family Resource Center - Chula Vista

690 Oxford Street, Chula Vista, CA 91911


Note: The above contact information and website links might change over time, it is always best to check the most recent information by calling the Access Customer Service Center at 1-866-262-9881 or visiting