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The El Dorado County Health Services Department assists parents in obtaining health coverage for their children through the Children’s Health Initiative (formerly ACCEL). They want to help obtain health insurance for all of the children in our county. If you would like to call the Children’s Health Initiative at 1-800-388-8690, the staff there will work with you to get your children health coverage.

Web Resources from NMAS (Northern California Medi-Cal Administrative Services)

Informational Documents
Healthy Families and Medi-Cal for Children

Health Insurance Available: Good news for California parents! More children qualify for no-cost and low-cost medical, dental and vision care coverage programs through Healthy Families and Medi-Cal for Children.  Applications, informational brochures, and booklets are available in Marina's office. For more information, call toll-free today:  1-888-747-1222 

Some of the benefits:
  • Prescription medicine
  • Dental and eye care
  • Regular checkups
  • Immunizations and well-baby care
  • Physician and hospital services
Children who are eligible:
  • Under 19 years old
  • California residents
  • U.S. citizens, nationals or eligible immigrants
  • Family incomes at or below certain level