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Medi-Cal provides a core set of health benefits, including doctor visits, hospital care, immunization, pregnancy-related services and nursing home care. The Affordable Care Act ensures that all Medi-Cal health plans offer what is known as “essential health benefits." These 10 comprehensive services include the following categories:

Take a look at the Medi-Cal health benefits chart to learn more about the services in each category. For a definition of any of the terms used, please browse the online glossary or the glossary at the federal site HealthCare.gov.

Dental Benefits

Medi-Cal also provides dental benefits for adults and children.

You can find a Medi-Cal dentist through the Denti-Cal search engine.

For information on children’s dental services, visit the Denti-Cal website.

The following dental benefits are available for adults:

Learn more about dental benefits and get further clarification by calling (800) 322-6384 or visiting Denti-Cal.

Vision Benefits

Vision benefits are covered for those with full-scope Medi-Cal benefits. For information about Medi-Cal eligibility, individuals can contact their county human services agency. Vision benefits are described below. Routine Eye Exam Once Every 24 Months

Other Services

Finding a Vision Provider

Contact a Medi-Cal provider directly for an appointment. For a list of vision providers, visit the online directory at the Find a Vision Care Provider page on the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) website. For other vision program questions, individuals may contact DHCS’s Vision Services Branch at vision@dhcs.ca.gov.