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California, we’ve got you covered.

No-cost or low-cost health coverage from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Learn about Unitedhealthcare Medicaid health plans we offer through California Medi-Cal.

Helping people is at the heart of all we do

All Californians deserve affordable health care and more people than ever are eligible for free or low-cost health coverage. This includes working adults, families, people with disabilities, pregnant women and children. You may qualify too. At UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California, we’re committed to making a difference in each member’s life. We take great pride in the quality of service we provide to our Medi-Cal members. We look forward to serving you.

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See why Californians choose UnitedHealthcare

Whatever plan you choose, UnitedHealthcare will help you get the care you need.

  • Large variety of network providers
  • No-cost virtual visits
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California has health education programs, services and materials to help you improve your health and manage illness at no cost to you.

Health Education Resource Library:

To enroll in a class, download the Health Education Class Schedule in English or Spanish.
For questions about our health education programs, please call 1-866-782-2037 toll-free, or email

California health plans

CA Medicaid Plans:

  • Low-income adults
  • Families with children
  • Seniors
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Pregnant women

CA Dual Special Needs Plans:

  • Low-cost
  • Those qualifying for both Medi-Cal and Medicare
  • Persons 65 and older
  • Those who are blind or disabled
  • More benefits than either Medi-Cal or Original Medicare

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Be proactive with your health

Having a provider you see regularly — one who makes you feel accepted and respected — can help you take charge of your health.  View helpful information around choosing a provider, commonly asked questions, preparing for your appointment and more:

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We cover California

We offer a wide choice of providers and specialists. There are no costs to you for most benefits and services.

Benefits include:

  • Choice of providers and specialists
  • 24-hr. NurseLine
  • Outpatient behavioral health services
  • Vision and hearing exams
  • Hospital care
  • Rides to and from appointments, the pharmacy and more

Medi-Cal: More for you

As a UnitedHealthcare member, you’ll get extra benefits that some plans don’t offer
  • UnitedHealthcare Healthy First Steps® program for moms and baby
  • Diabetes prevention program
  • Virtual visits
  • Unlimited primary care
  • Urgent care
  • Personal care managers
  • Text4Baby
  • Get help with quitting smoking
  • Member advocates
  • Reminder programs for health actions
  • UnitedHealthcare mobile app
  • Rides for social needs like access to support groups, food, exercise and more.

Dual Special Needs Plans in 2023

Californians on a UnitedHealthcare Dual Special Needs Plan (or dual health plan) get many extra benefits beyond those you get with either Original Medicare or Medi-Cal.

That includes:

  • A monthly credit to buy healthy food and OTC products or pay utility bills
  • An allowance for covered types of preventive and comprehensive dental
  • $0 copay for rides to or from a doctor’s office or pharmacy

Health and wellness programs

Get tools to help you live a healthier life. Our health and wellness programs give you added support with:

  • Member advocates
  • Reminder programs for health actions
  • Personal care managers
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Well visits, immunizations and vaccines
  • Free health education classes and resource library

Moms and kids get even more

If you’re pregnant, get the extra support you need.

  • Pre- and postnatal visits (before and after giving birth)
  • UnitedHealthcare Healthy First Steps rewards program
  • Text4Baby text messages on pregnancy and care

Services for Medi-Cal members

You also have access to these services through other state-sponsored programs.

  • Dental care and dentures
  • Services for children with serious health conditions
  • Specialty mental health services
  • Transplant services
  • Alcohol and substance abuse services

Learn about plan types

CA Medicaid, or Medi-Cal, is health insurance for people with low incomes. You might be able to get Medicaid in California if you’re pregnant, have children or live with a disability. In some cases, other adults also may qualify. Costs to you are low and based on your ability to pay. It’s important to know that Medicaid rules and coverage differ from state to state.

Dual Special Needs Plans (also called dual health plans or D-SNPs for short) are for people who get both Medi-Cal (Medicaid) and Medicare. Dual plans cover doctor visits, hospital stays and prescription drugs. They offer more benefits and extras than Original Medicare. You’ll keep all your Medi-Cal California Medicaid benefits too.

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