Hurtt Family Health Clinic & Medicaid (Medi-Cal)/Medicare

Our partnerships with Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and Medicare are aimed to support underserved families and individuals in Orange County who need access to quality healthcare.

As a low cost medical clinic, we offer a full scope of primary, preventative, and specialized health care in Orange County. We have fixed medical locations in Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Tustin that welcome both insured and uninsured patients.

Below are some of the services we offer:

  • Well-baby and well-child checkups
  • Well-woman exams and clinical breast exams
  • Physical examinations
  • Management and treatment of diabetes and chronic illness
  • Provision of medication when applicable
  • Low cost referrals for specialized needs
  • Patient education classes including chronic illness management, personal hygiene, and nutrition

 

What’s the difference between Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and Medicare?

Both Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal) are government-sponsored medical insurance programs that are designed to cover healthcare costs. In 1965, these programs were created to aid individuals who need medical help but cannot afford private medical insurance.  However, Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and Medicare are not the same. Read on to learn more about each insurance program.

Medicare

Medicare provides health coverage for patients who are 65 and above. It is a federal program that is designed to help even those who have severe disability, regardless of their income.

How to qualify for Medicare

  • You are 65 years old or above and are a US citizen or a permanent legal resident who has lived in the United States for at least 5 years
  • You or your spouse has worked for a sufficient amount of time to be eligible for railroad retirement or Social Security benefits
  • You or your spouse is a government retiree or employee who has paid Medicare payroll taxes while working

You can still qualify for Medicare even if you are under 65 years old but with End-Stage Renal Disease or ESRD. ERSD is the final stage of chronic kidney disease, wherein a person’s kidneys no longer function properly to sustain the needs of daily life.

A person may be eligible for Medicare if she or he has ERSD, and meets any of the following qualifications:

  • You are under 65 years old and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI
  • You are eligible or is already receiving railroad retirement benefits
  • You are getting dialysis treatments
  • You have had a kidney transplant
  • You, your spouse, or your parent paid Medicare taxes for a sufficient amount of time that meet the specifications of the Social Security Administration

To learn more about Medicare, please visit: https://www.medicare.gov/

Medicaid (Medi-Cal)

Medicaid is both a state and federal program that is designed to offer health coverage assistance to those who have a very low income. A person may qualify for receiving free or low-cost health care through Medicaid, depending on your income and family size. Check this chart to see if your income is in the range to qualify for Medicaid assistance

Medi-Cal is specific to California residents and offers free or low-cost health coverage to individuals with limited income. To learn more about Medi-Cal specific to Orange County and our partnership with CalOptima, please visit: https://www.caloptima.org/en/Members/Medi-Cal.aspx

Hurtt Family Health Clinic welcomes insured, uninsured, and underinsured patients by appointment and on a walk-in basis. To learn more about our clinic’s health programs and services, browse our website or call at (714)247-0300. You can also email info@hurttclinic.org.

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