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Medical Coverage
Published on: 3/13/2012 12:00 AM

Medical Coverage 

Medical Coverage is available for individuals and families through programs including Medi-Cal and the County Medical Services Program (CMSP). 

About Medi-Cal:

Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. This is a public health insurance program which provides needed health care services for individuals, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, foster care, pregnant women, and persons with specific illnesses such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS.  Medi-Cal is financed equally by the State and Federal government.

About the County Medical Services Program (CMSP):

County Medical Services Program (CMSP) is Nevada County's public health insurance program which provides health care services for adults not eligible for Medi-Cal.   Adults must meet income and asset tests to access the program. CMSP is financed by the County government in cooperation with other smaller, rural counties.


How to Apply:

You can apply for medical coverage online at the C4Yourself WebsiteLook in the upper middle area of the page under "Apply for Benefits" and select "Start an application".
Click on the general application form (use this form especially if applying for more than one program, example CalFresh and Medi-Cal or CMSP) or use this form applying for Medi-Cal only. Access the County Program Verification List.pdf for items you may need to provide to support your application. 
You can apply for Medi-Cal or CMSP through the Truckee or Nevada City officesYou can print out a form from the Website links below, complete and mail it in, call the one of the offices and have an application packet mailed to you, or visit an office to apply.  E-mail us with questions or for more information.
Application Status
A notice of action is mailed to you when your application is approved or denied.  You can call the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System at (877) 410-8825, the worker or team of workers assigned to your case to check the status of your application. 
Sometimes an applicant or recipient doesn't agree with an action that a county worker takes on an application or case.  Click here for information on requesting a hearing. 
Finding a Provider
Not all medical professionals accept Medi-Cal and/or CMSP in payment.  To find a clinic, hospital, doctor or other medical provider that does accept Medi-Cal and/or CMSP, either access www.dial211.com or  dial 2-1-1 on your telephone, or click on the California Department of Health Care Locator Service.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Answers to many of the questions you have regarding Medi-Cal and/or CMSP may be answered at the following Websites:
​​​​Fraud is an intentional attempt to receive unauthorized public assistance payments or benefits. For more information, see the Public Assistance Fraud page.