If you have a question, need help, or need to report a problem, please call 1-800-541-5555 (outside of California, please call 916-636-1980) for the CA Department of Health Care Services Telephone Service Center. As a participant in the Medi-Cal program your feedback is important. 

It’s helpful to have the following information available before you call so you can get to the right person faster:

  1. the Medi-Cal member’s beneficiary ID number 


  2. the last 4 digits of the member’s Social Security Number

  3. and the member’s date of birth (2 digit month and 4-digit year) i.e. 12/1961

The Service Center can help with:

  1. learning how to apply for Medi-Cal 

  2. learning about Medi-Cal services

  3. finding a health care provider

  4. filing a complaint

You can also find this information and more through the Medi-Cal Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions, If you do not find an answer to your question, please contact CA Department of Health Care Services at, or contact your local county office from the County Listings page.

If you would like to apply for Medi-Cal online, please visit the Apply for Medi-Cal webpage.

For questions specific to Medi-Cal Managed Care, please visit the Office of the Ombudsman webpage.

For questions specific to Mental Health Services, please email either the Mental Health Ombudsman or the DHCS County Support Office. You can also call 1-800-896-4042. TTY Line: 1-800-896-2512. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except state holidays and CA only)

As a participant in the Medi-Cal program your feedback is important. If you are a member or provider and would like to tell us about a problem with access to care, please email us at

If you continue to have questions, please contact Kathy L. Tucker, ABC's Chief Operations Officer (916) 364-7800 x 124 or Whitney Weighall at 916 364-7800, 177. We will make every attempt to answer any questions you may have.