Long Term Care (LTC)

What is the process?

Step 1: Medi-Cal Application

Applications for programs can be done by phone, fax, online, and in person at any of the six Department of Social Service Offices or online at www.coveredca.com or www.mybenefitscalwin.org.  Offices are open 8-5 Monday – Friday excluding holidays

Step 2: Application Received and Verified

Once a Long Term Care Medi-Cal Application is received the information is verified, that information is then compared to the criteria of the many different Medi-Cal programs available.

Step 3: Eligibility Approved

If eligible for Long Term Care, you will have a case manager assigned, there will be instructions included on how to use these services and a managed care company that will assist you with choosing a primary care physician.  

Step 4: Notification of Approval/Denial

Results of the approval or denial of your Long Term Care Medi-Cal application will be sent to you in writing.

Who can use this service?

Those who are expected to reside in a LTC facility for 30 or more consecutive days for certain applicants and a full calendar month for single applicants

Is there a charge for this service?

The costs for this service can vary from zero to hundreds of dollars a month depending on household size and income.

When and where is this service offered?

Applications for programs can be done by phone, fax, online, and in person at any of the six Department of Social Service Offices or online at www.coveredca.com or www.mybenefitscalwin.org.  Offices are open 8-5 Monday – Friday excluding holidays

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Social Services

Child Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect call the 24 hour Child Abuse Hotline at (805) 781-KIDS (5437) or toll free 1-800-834-KIDS (5437)

Adult Hotline Information:

  • If you suspect there is an emergency requiring immediate intervention, call 911
  • To report suspected elder abuse or neglect call the Adult Services Hotline at (805) 781-1790 during regular business hours, or after business hours call (844) 729-8011
  • Mandated Reporter