Sometimes we know exactly what services and programs we need but accessibility can be a challenge. At 2-1-1, we identify, screen, and help people apply over the phone for benefit programs including CalFresh, a combination CalFresh and Medi-Cal together, and Covered California. So now accessibility is no longer a barrier but an opportunity for long-term health and wellness.
CalFresh is a program funded by the USDA to help improve health and nutrition of families with low incomes. CalFresh can stretch food dollars, allowing families and individuals to buy more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and other healthy foods.
Covered California is part of the Affordable Care Act, and is working to provide affordable health insurance for everyone. We are currently informing people about the benefits to Covered California.