The mission of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is to preserve and improve the health status of all Californians. To fulfill its mission, the DHCS finances and administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal), which provides health care services to low-income persons and families who meet defined eligibility requirements.
To achieve its mission, the DHCS has set the following goals:
- Organize care to promote improved health outcomes.
- Promote comprehensive health coverage.