September 1st, 2011
Purchasing incontinence supplies on a regular basis can become expensive, especially when on a fixed or low income. Fortunately, if you are a resident of California you may qualify for Medi-Cal which can help cover the cost.
Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program which provides health insurance and long term care coverage to low income children and their parents, the elderly, and disabled residents of the state. You may qualify for Medi-Cal benefits if you are one of the following:
- 65 or older
- Under 21
- On refugee status
- Have been screened for breast and/or cervical cancer
Also, if you are enrolled in one of the following programs you may qualify for Medi-Cal:
- CalWorks (ADFC)
- Refugee Assistance
- Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program
- In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Medi-Cal is one of the few health insurance programs available that can help cover the cost of necessary incontinence items. Some of the incontinence products they cover are:
- Pull Ons (also known as protective underwear and pull ups)
- Briefs (also known as adult diapers)
- Reusable Underwear
- Underpads/Bed Liners/CHUX
If you are already a Medi-Cal beneficiary, we can help process your claim with our easy online form found here: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ssl/medi-cal_medicare_insurance/
If you are interested in becoming a Medi-Cal beneficiary you can apply here: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/MediCalApplications.aspx
Health Plan of San Joaquin is also another local health plan option available to you that can assist with the cost of incontinence products. They provide quality and cost effective healthcare to families in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced Counties. You can contact their Enrollment Assistance Team toll free at 1-888-896-PLAN.
As always, we are here to help you with any questions you may have. You can reach us toll free at 800-511-9744.
We hope you have a wonderful day, and a beautiful and relaxing Labor Day weekend!