4260 Department of Health Care Services
Program Descriptions


Medi-Cal is responsible for coordinating and directing the delivery of health care services to low-income Californians. Medi-Cal provides access to quality medical care in a fiscally prudent manner through both fee-for-service and managed care delivery systems. Medi-Cal activities are carried out through the following divisions: Long Term Care; Managed Care Quality and Monitoring; Managed Care Operations; Systems of Care; Medi-Cal Eligibility; Medi-Cal Dental Services; Pharmacy Benefits; Benefits; Safety Net Financing; Capitated Rates Development; Fee-For-Service Rates Development; Mental Health Services; Substance Use Disorder Compliance; Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services; Audits and Investigations; California Medicaid Management Information Systems; Provider Enrollment; Third Party Liability and Recovery; Information Management; and Clinical Assurance and Administrative Support. Additionally Program Offices include: the Office of Medi-Cal Procurement; and the Office of Family Planning.