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Medi-Cal Health Benefits

Where do I apply?

You can apply by in person at either of our application centers listed below.

Application Centers Locations

In Santa Cruz

1020 Emeline Avenue, Building B
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 454-4165
TTY for Hearing Impaired (831) 454-4763

In Watsonville

The Watsonville Application Center has moved!

New Location:

18 W. Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
(831) 763-8500
TTY for Hearing Impaired (831) 454-4763

Other Options To Apply

  1. Apply online for CalWORKs, CalFresh, and Medi-Cal benefits at
  2. Apply by telephone, call the Benefits Service Center at 1 (888) 421-8080 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00PM.
  3. Apply in person at one of our Application Center locations.
  4. To request an application be mailed to you, call the Benefits Call Center at 1 (888) 421-8080.
  5. Download the Medi-Cal application directly form the California Department of Health Care Services website.


Applicants may be interviewed in Spanish, and American Sign Language. When necessary, other languages can be made available.