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Health Insurance Resources & Low-Cost Services in San Bernardino/ Riverside
Affordable Care Act
California’s Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical
services for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is supported
by federal and state taxes. You can apply for Medi-Cal benefits regardless of sex,
race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability,
or veteran status.
- Eligibility: birth to 21 years of age, pregnancy, blind, disabled, or have an illness
that your doctor expects will keep you from employment for more than one year, over
65 years of age, on CalWORKS (AFDC), low-income working families and Supplemental
Security Income (SSI), California residence. More Information
- (Call for nearest district office)
- Documentation: proof income, I.D., and California residency, immigration status and
social security number (SSN) or proof of application, checking and savings account
statements, car registration, proof of pregnancy.
- Benefits: full medical: medical office visits, hospitalizations, dental and vision
care, prescription medications, mental health, substance abuse services, and needed
medical tests. Restricted Medi-Cal: pregnancy-related and emergency services.
- Other Services: CalWORKS, Food Stamps, Foster Care, general assistance, and Welfare/Cash
- Download Application
- San Bernardino County
881 West Redlands Blvd.
Redlands, CA 92373
- Riverside County
Human Services System,
4260 Tequesquite Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
11060 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92505
63 So. 4th St, Banning, CA 92220
951-922-7000 or 951-922-7500
- Healthy Families
- Eligibility: 1 through 19 years of age, U.S. citizen and certain immigrants, California
resident, not covered by employer-sponsored health insurance for the previous 3 months,
not eligible for zero share of cost Medi-Cal.
Benefits: medical office visits, dental and vision, hospitalizations, needed medical
tests, prescription medicines, and mental health services, preventative care.
- IEHP, Premiums: $4-15 per child, maximum $45.00/ family. Co-payments of $5 are paid for
some services, annual cap of $250 health co-payments. 303 E. Vanderbilt, Suite 400,
San Bernardino, CA
1001 E. Cooley Dr. # 106, Colton, CA 92324
- SmileChoice (Golden West Dental & Vision)
- Access Dental
- Delta Dental
- Universal Care Dental
- Loma Linda Dental School
- Riverside County, Medically Indigent Services Program, (MISP) Website
14375 Nason Street, Suite 102
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
- Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP)
Provides health insurance for Californians who are unable to obtain coverage in the
individual health insurance market.
- Access for Infants and Mothers (AIMS)
800-433-2611 or 626-299-7495
- Eligibility: Uninsured pregnant women (under 31 weeks pregnant) and their newborns
up to age 2 and not eligible for no-cost Medi-Cal, uninsured, and have incomes within
AIM guidelines. Women with separate maternity deductibles or co-payments over $500
may also qualify.
- Documentation: California resident for at least 6 months.
- Benefits: Prenatal and infant medical care.
- WIC Women, Infant and Children program, is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young
children eat well and stay healthy. This service is available for families of low
to median income. Working families may qualify.
Services include: Special checks to buy healthy foods such as milk, juice, eggs,
cheese, cereal, dry beans and beans and peas, and peanut butter; information about
nutrition, information and support about breastfeeding.
To apply for WIC services?
Call to make an appointment and find out which documents you need to bring with you.
At your appointment, WIC staff will check to see if you and your family qualify. Local
offices: San Bernardino County Health Department, 351 Mt. View, San Bernardino, CA
11555 ½ Potrero, Banning, CA 92220
909-849-4761 (Native Americans)
or call 1-800-852-5770/1-888-942-9675
- Health Insurance Payment Plan (HIPP)
Recipients must have:
- High cost medical condition (e.g., pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and organ transplant);
Medi-Cal may pay the private health insurance premiums for eligible high costs individuals
who are losing employment and have a high cost medical condition.
- Have a Medi-Cal share of cost no greater than $200;
- Have either a current private health coverage policy or access to health coverage
through an employer (includes COBRA and Cal-COBRA, but excludes policies issued through
the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB);
- Not be enrolled in a Medi-Cal managed care plan;
- and not be enrolled in a County Organized Health Plan (but see Other Premium Payment
Programs). HIPP Forms Available
- The Comprehensive AIDS Resource Emergency (CARE/HIPP) For persons unable to work because of disability due to HIV/AIDs and are losing their
private health insurance.
- Other Coverage Unit
The Other Coverage Unit (OCU) is responsible for assuring the identification of all
health insurance belonging to Medi-Cal beneficiaries as well as maintaining the automated
Health Insurance System. The OCU identifies health insurance resources through the
referral of documents from the county welfare offices, Social Security Administration,
and Family Support district offices. This information is also obtained by conducting
information exchanges with various health insurance companies. When the health insurance
information is received, it is used to ensure that Medi-Cal is the payer of last resort.
Any questions about immediate needs concerning health insurance changes should be
directed to the: Special Assignment and Support Group at 1-800-952-5294.
- Health Net
(Medi-Cal, Health Families, AIM)
1-800-430-4263 or 1-800-327-0502
- Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program
The California Department of Health Services implemented the Breast and Cervical
Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) on January 1, 2002. Under this new program, low-income
California residents who have breast and/or cervical cancer can enroll at a doctor’s
office to get no-cost cancer treatment coverage as soon as possible after they have
been diagnosed. For more information about the BCCTP and how to enroll, please call
Organizations and providers serving low-income persons may order BCCTP tri-fold brochures
and bookmarks for distribution to people who may be in need of breast and/or cancer
treatment services. Organizations and providers may call 1-800-824-0088 for information
on how to order the brochures and bookmarks.
- Prescription Medications
- Private Health Insurance, Specifically for Students
- Other Community Based Health Services
- Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
- Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP)
- Inland Empire Community Clinic:
- Redlands Community Family Clinic:
- Planned Parenthood:
- San Bernardino County Health Department(SBCHD)
- SBCHD Reproductive Health
909-798-8522 or 383-3080
- SBCHD Maternal Health
- SBCHD STD/HIV Clinic
- SBCHD Immunizations
- Loma Linda University, Low-cost SAC Clinics
1455 East Third Street (location)
1454 East Second Street (mailing address)
San Bernardino, California 92408
- Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon
SAC-Frazee 488 South K Street San Bernardino, California 92410
1293 North 'D' Street San Bernardino, California 92405
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon