Now that you, your children or your entire family are now enrolled in Medi-Cal, the next challenge is finding a doctor. Virtually all of the Medi-Cal plans will be HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) where you will have to select a primary care physician (PCP). Your PCP will be your initial contact point for referrals to other health care services he or she may not be able to perform in their office.
If you missed enrolling your children in one of the Covered California pediatric dental plans, you’re not alone. The stand alone children’s dental plans are one of the best kept secrets of the Covered California enrollment website. While I think I know how to get the selection to pop-up, it is as stupid and mysterious as the whole stand alone program to begin with.