Understand My Care

What's Covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal

If you have Medicare + Medi-Cal, they can work together to meet your care needs.

Medicare Card
Medicare Card (old/new)


Medicare covers:

  • doctor

    Doctor visits

  • microscope

    Lab tests and X-rays

  • urgent-care

    Urgent care and hospital care

  • medicine

    Prescription drugs

  • equipment

    Some medical equipment and supplies

  • building

    Short-term nursing facility stays

Medi-Cal Card
Medi-Cal Card (old/new)


Medi-Cal covers:

  • money

    Your Medicare co-pays and deductibles

  • equipment

    Some medical equipment and supplies

  • dental

    Some dental services

  • services

    Long-term services and supports, like In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), adult day centers, and transportation

  • building

    Long-term nursing facility stays

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