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Health Coverage

Affordable health care is essential to health and well being.  

Below the two options available to County individuals, Medi-Cal and Covered California (CMSP) are explained.

Medi-Cal Information

Medi-Cal - What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal (called Medicaid in other states) provides quality health care coverage to qualifying residents of California with income and resources below established limits.

Medi-Cal - Who can get Medi-Cal?
  • Children under the age of 21
  • Low-income families with children when at least one parent is either:
    • Absent
    • Deceased
    • Incapacitated
    • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Individuals over the age of 65
  • Persons who are blind or disabled or in a nursing home
  • Pregnant women
  • Childless adults aged 21-64 with low incomes
Medi-Cal - What services does Medi-Cal cover?
  • Medical and dental services
  • Pharmacy and vision services
  • Long-term care
  • Help with Medicare costs
Medi-Cal - How to Apply

How to Apply

  • You can apply for benefits online using C4Yourself or at
  • By calling the Covered California at 1-800-300-1506
  • You may mail your application to Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency at 818 S. Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097
  • You may fax your application in at 530-841-2723
  • You may also apply in person at 818 South Main Street in Yreka.
  • By calling Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency at 530-841-2700
Medi-Cal - How can I find more information about Medi-Cal?

Learn more about MediCal by visiting the Department of Health Care Services website.

Medi-Cal - Partnership Health Plan

Partnership Health Plan (PHC) is a Managed Care Health Organization that contracts with the State of California to ensure Medi-Cal recipients in Siskiyou County have access to quality medical care. PHC ensures access by contracting with medical providers. PHC provides new members with a list of participating hospitals and physicians, from which new members are asked to choose a Primary Care Physician (PCP). The PCP is responsible for providing medical care to those members assigned to him/her. The PCP is also responsible for referring his/her patients to a specialist when there is a medical need.

PHC has a Member Services Department that is available Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. at 707-863-4120 or 800-863-4155. PHC also has a website ( that provides excellent information, including a link to C4Yourself, an online system where customers can apply for benefits.

Covered California Information

Covered California - What is It?

Beginning in October 2013, families or individuals who do not qualify for Medi-Cal, can now access quality affordable insurance through Covered California. is a joint partnership between Covered California's™  and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

Covered California offers health insurance plans, which cannot be canceled or denied, at an affordable price.   Californians can shop for the plans online or see if they are eligible for Medi-Cal, and Covered California will provide in-person and phone assistance for those who need it.

Covered California - Marketplace Details

When you visit Covered California’s marketplace, you will be able to make apples-to-apples comparisons among different health insurance plans and choose the plan that best meets your needs and those of your family.

Covered California is the only place where you can access assistance in paying your insurance premium, offered by the federal government to reduce the cost of health insurance. If you qualify for premium assistance, this money will reduce what you pay for your insurance.

To reach a Service Center Representative, please call: 

  • Covered California Service Center Phone: 800-300-1506    TTY: 889-889-4500
  • For Certified Enrollment Entity and Certified Enrollment Counselor support, please call: 888-402-0737
Covered California - Small Business Health Options Program

Covered California's™ Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is a new, health insurance marketplace developed for businesses with one to 50 eligible employees (An eligible employee is an employee who works an average of 30 hours).

Business owners know that the ability to offer employees quality health insurance is a competitive advantage in the labor market.  Health insurance through Covered California's SHOP gives you financial control of your business while allowing your employees to choose from a range of quality, affordable health plans.

There is no penalty for not enrolling in SHOP, and there is no additional fee for using a Certified Insurance Agent.

  • For SHOP Certified Insurance Agent and Employer support, please call: 877-453-9198

CMSP Information

CMSP - What is CMSP and Path2Health?

The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) provides health coverage for Siskiyou County adults ages 21 through 64 who have net non-exempt income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and who are not eligible for Medi-Cal benefits.

CMSP - What services does CMSP cover?
  • Medical benefits
  • Dental benefits
  • Vision benefits
  • Click for a detailed lists of CMSP Benefits
CMSP - How to Apply
  • Apply for benefits online using C4Yourself or at
  • Call the Regional Customer Service Center at 1-877-652-0731
  • Mail your application to Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency at 818 S. Main Street, Yreka, CA 96097
  • Fax your application in at 530-841-2723
  • Apply in person at 818 South Main Street in Yreka.

What Happened to the Path2Health Program?

If you were in the Path2Health program in December 2013, your health benefits coverage moved automatically to the Medi-Cal program on January 1, 2014.  You do not have to take any action until your annual renewal becomes due.  If you want to change doctors, please contact Partnership HealthPlan of California at 1-800-863-4155.