MCDHHS Services                Monthly Counts

MediCal Counts

Medi-Cal is a program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources.

MediCal Enrollees: The number of unique individuals who are receiving medical coverage in the MediCal Program

MediCal Applications: The number of applications received for the MediCal Program during each month. Applications are received in person, through Covered CA, C4Yourself, or by mail

MediCal Denials & New Applications Approved: The number of MediCal applications that were denied during each month and the number of new MediCal applications approved. Denials are usually when a person or family does not meet the program requirements, such as income or resources. Sometimes the customer is eligible to receive coverage through the Health Insurance Exchange as part of ACA.  

MediCal Discontinuances: The number of MediCal Cases that had benefits stopped in the month. Benefits usually stop because a customer has left the County, they no longer meet the program requirements or they don’t complete their annual recertification

CalFresh Counts

CalFresh is California’s food stamps (SNAP) program. 

CalFresh Enrollees: The number of individuals who are receiving CalFresh benefits each month.

CalFresh New Applications: The number of new applications for the CalFresh program each month. Applications can be made in person, through C4Yourself, by mail or with the help of our community partners.

CalFresh Applications: The number of new families or individuals who have met all of the program requirements and are issued CalFresh benefits each month.

CalFresh Discontinuances: The number of families or individuals who are no longer eligible to receive CalFresh benefits. CalFresh may stop because of an increase in family income, a change in the family size, a move out of the County, or because the family or individual did not complete required recertifications or reporting.

WIC Counts

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

CalWorks Case and Client Counts

CalWORKs is a public assistance program that provides cash aid and services to eligible families that have a child(ren) in the home. 

CalWORKs Cases Open (Families): The number of families which include at least one child under the age of 18 or an 18 year old who is still in school

CalWORKs Number of Persons in cases: The number of persons who are receiving cash assistance to meet their living needs.

CalWORKs Applications: The number of families that have made new applications for cash assistance. 

CalWORKs Cases Discontinued: The number of families that are no longer eligible to receive cash assistance each month. Families may become ineligible to CalWORKs due to increased income, increased property or resources, moving out of the County, all children have become too old for the program, or the family did not complete the recertification or reporting requirements.