Apply for the Medi-Cal waiver
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Apply for the Medi-Cal waiver


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Published: Feb. 27, 2023Updated: Apr. 4, 2024

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LocationCalifornia
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When to do itAfter becoming a Regional Center client
The Medi-Cal waiver allows your child to apply for Medi-Cal without regarding your household income. See our guide to applying.
Why
Medi-Cal can help cover medical and therapeutic services, equipment, and supplies for your child, even if you already have primary insurance.

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Enroll in Medi-Cal using the institutional deeming waiver
Regional Center clients who otherwise exceed Medi-Cal’s household income threshold may be able to enroll in Medi-Cal through the institutional deeming waiver for individuals with developmental disabilities.
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