Emergency CalFresh – Household that are receiving CalFresh benefits will receive the maximum allotment for their household size. This is approved on a month to month basis by FNS. Emergency allotments are approved on a monthly basis and have been approved through March 2021.
CalFresh recipients can use their EBT card to purchase groceries online at Albertsons, Aldi via Instacart, Amazon, Safeway, Vons, and Walmart. You will be able to order food online that you would normally buy with your EBT card in-person and select home delivery or pick up option at participating locations. You can find more information here.
Medi-Cal benefits will continue without negative actions until the end of the Public Health Emergency. All annual Medi-Cal renewals have been delayed at this time. MediCal recipients should continue to provide renewal paperwork and verifications.
Many forms used to qualify for MediCal can be taken over the phone. Talk to your worker about your signature options.
The State has created a "Medi-Nurse" line available for Medi-Cal patients without a health plan (fee for service) and uninsured Californians. The line -1-877-409-9052 -is available 24/7 for COVID-19 concerns or for general medical issues. Those who have health insurance may visit https://covid19.ca.gov/ and use the telehealth zip code finder to access their health insurance plan's telehealth and nurse help lines.