Seniors and People with Disabilities
Is there help for seniors and people with disabilities?
Medi-Cal provides health care for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Medicare pays for health care for seniors and people with disabilities regardless of income including hospital care. You may have to pay a premium and fee for some services.
Who gets Medicare?
You may if:
- You are 65 years old or older
- You are under 65 years old with certain disabilities
- You are any age with end-stage renal disease
You can apply for Medicare at your local Social Security office. You can also call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).
For more information about Medicare, go to
Who gets Medi-Cal?
Medi-Cal pays for health care for some seniors and people with disabilities. See Medi-Cal Program for Aged and Disabled Persons. For more detailed information on programs for people with disabilities, you may read our Advocates' issue brief, Disability Rights Quick Reference. You can also find information from these other groups:
Seniors and people with disabilities brochures
The Health Consumer Alliance has these materials to help you:
Which health care program covers me?
For more detailed information on Medi-Cal for Children or Healthy Families, please review our advocate issue briefs. You can also visit the Medi-Cal website or visit the Healthy Families website.
The Health Consumer Alliance helps Californians get the health care they need. We can help you. Find contact information here.