North Star Family Center would like to help anyone that is in need For absolutely no charge. We will sit with you and go through the application process step by step.

What To Expect When Applying for Benefits

You will be asked information about your household’s resources, income, and expenses. You might want to gather the following information to help you complete the application. The process can take from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the family size.

Medi-Cal verification documents needed at day of enrollment? The following is a list of acceptable documents needed for day of enrollment:



Identity of applicant Birth certificate Driver’s license Paycheck School records U.S. Passport U.S. American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal document U.S. military IDFed, State or local ID
Social Security Numbers Social Security cards Award letter Medicare card
Immigration status INS documents
Residence Driver’s license Check stub Rent or mortgage receipt utility bill school Government or any document showing a CA address
Earned income Dated check stubs for the last 30 days Statement from your employer Copy of last year’s tax return Bank statement showing direct deposit
Other income A current benefit check Copies of child support checks Alimony checks Award letter
Recursos Bank statements showing savings and checking accounts Mortgage statements Life insurance policies Statements of stocks, bonds or certificates of deposit (CDs)Trust documents
Vehicle registration Department of Motor Vehicle registration certificate
Medical bills Medical bills for all members

How Long Does It Take?

Forty-five (45) days are allowed to process a Medi-Cal application not involving a disability. If you are applying for Medi-Cal based on a disability, your application process may take up to 90 days depending on how quickly you complete the disability information and when your doctors and hospitals submit your medical records. To avoid processing delays, submit all information requested of you as soon as possible. Ask your eligibility worker for help if you cannot get the information. If you have an immediate medical or dental need, such as pregnancy or a severe illness, indicate this need on your application and your application may be processed more quickly.

Additional Proof Needed for Health Coverage

  • Information about any job related health insurance available to your family.
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance.

Income requirements

What money that I receive should I report?

All income must be reported to the County. Money includes all income, cash or in kind support (ie, free rent or utilities). Below are examples of monies received that must be reported:

  • Work, job or employment
  • Household bills paid by someone else
  • Self-employed business activities
  • real or personal property(such as a house or bank accounts)
  • a contribution from persons, organizations or assistance agencies.
  • Monies received from collecting recyclable trash
  • In Kind Income (Free Rent or utilities where someone else is paying for you)


Property requirements

Are there income or property restrictions?

All members of your family can have no more than $2,000 in resources (cash, bank account, etc.) unless there is a family member over age 60. Then the limit increases to $3,000.

If you live in your own home, it is exempt from the property limit.

Cars are eligible for certain exemptions depending on whether they are registered, or used to go to work or training. The county will explain how your cars are valued during your face-to-face interview.


To see if you qualify based on income, look at the chart below. Income numbers are based on your annualor yearlyearnings.​


​Family Size

​138% Poverty Level

​1 ​16,395
​2 ​22,108
​2 Adults ​22,108
​3 ​27,821
​4 ​33,534
​5 ​39,248
​6 ​44,961
​7 ​50,688
​8 ​56,429
​9 ​62,169
​10 ​67,910
​11 ​73,651
​12 ​79,392
​Each Additional Person ​Add 5,741

You can also get Medi-Cal if you are:

  • 65 or older
  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • Under 21
  • Pregnant
  • In a skilled nursing or intermediate care home
  • On refugee status for a limited time, depending how long you have been in the United States
  • A parent or caretaker relative or a child under 21 if:

The child’s parent is deceased or doesn’t live with the child, or The child’s parent is incapacitated, or
The child’s parent is under employed or unemployed

If you are enrolled in one of the following programs, you can also get Medi-Cal:

  • CalFresh
  • CalWorks (AFDC)
  • Refugee Assistance
  • Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program



For more information, or to enroll for Medi-Cal services, Calfresh or Cash aid options.

Please call North Star Family Center: (559) 226-2273

Or visit us at: 6760 N. West Ave. #101 Fresno, CA 93711

to talk to one of our enrollment counselors from 8:30a-5:30pm

You can contact Maria Elena Flores at (559) 226-2273 –

Vanessa Johnson-Galvan –



for any questions.










Contact us!

Arisveh Miranda at North Star Family Center
6760 N. West Ave. Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711
Teléfono: (559) 286-0469 or for more information Cell: (559) 577-7796
Fax: (559) 226-2127


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