Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas, Inc. (“CSVS”), a health care entity servicing Salinas, California and its surrounding areas, fell victim to a cybersecurity attack on or around March 11, 2024. This website notice is intended to provide information about the incident and affected information to individuals for whom CSVS is unable to contact. For more information, click here.

Clínica de Salud del Valle de Salinas, Inc. (“CSVS”), una clínica de salud que presta servicios en Salinas, California y sus áreas alrededores, fue víctima de un ataque cibernético el 11 de marzo de 2024 o alrededor de esa fecha. Este aviso de sitio web tiene como objetivo de proporcionar información sobre el incidente y la información afectada a personas con quienes CSVS no puede contactar. Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.

We offer Influenza (Flu) vaccine for patients 6 months and older. Click here to call one of our clinics to schedule an appointment.

We offer COVID-19 vaccines and testing. Click here to schedule an appointment at our clinics, or click here to get vaccinated at one of our community vaccine clinics.

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Medi-Cal Application Assistance

The Community Health Services Department is dedicated to helping patients and community members access the vital healthcare resources they need. By providing assistance with applying for Medi-Cal, offering support throughout the application process, and guiding individuals through the submission of necessary documents via the Medi-Cal portal, we strive to empower our community and promote health and well-being for all.

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is a government-funded healthcare program in California that offers comprehensive medical coverage to people who meet certain eligibility criteria. The program is designed to provide free or low-cost health services, including doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, and more, to individuals and families who are unable to afford health insurance on their own.

Who is eligible for Medi-Cal?

To be eligible for Medi-Cal, you must reside in California and meet specific requirements, including having an income below the Medi-Cal limit. However, if your income is above the Medi-Cal limit, you may still qualify for assistance in paying for private health care. You may qualify for health insurance even if you are not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national.

How to Apply

There are 5 different ways you can apply for Medi-Cal:

  • Online:
  • By Phone: 1-877-410-8823
  • By Fax: 831-784-5691
  • In Person
  • Mail: Monterey County Department of Social Services 1488 Schilling Pl Salinas, CA 93901

Immigration Status

From January 1, 2024, eligibility for full Medi-Cal benefits has been extended to more people, regardless of their immigration status. Applying for Medi-Cal will not impact immigration status.

Required Documents for Application

  • Proof of Identification: ID, passport, or driver’s license Identification is required for all who appear on the application
  • Proof of Income: Check stubs for the month of application or unemployment stubs/verification

In case the applicant is not working, the applicant can write a letter stating the last day of work and that there is no incoming income. The letter must be signed and dated.

CSVS Offers Support

As Community Health Advocates, we are dedicated to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to the healthcare they deserve. That’s why we offer a wide range of services to assist with Medi-Cal applications.

Our team is available to assist with completing and submitting initial Medi-Cal applications, ensuring that all necessary documents are sent and any questions you may have are answered. We also provide ongoing support for applications that have already been submitted, including following up with Monterey County’s Social Services Department and resolving any issues that may arise. We offer these services in Spanish, English, and Triqui de San Juan Copala!

Application Process at CSVS

  1. Schedule your telephone appointment for the Medi-Cal application by calling or texting us at (831) 200-4010 and/or (831) 200-3570.
  2. Complete and submit the electronic application with the required documents.
  3. Within 45 days, the Monterey County Department of Social Services will notify if the application needs additional information or if it was approved or denied.

Social Services Department in Monterey County

Do you need to visit the social services department? There are three social services departments in the Monterey County!


1000 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-4448


1281 Broadway Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-8001

King City

116 Broadway St, King City, CA 93930
(831) 385-7400

Other Programs


CalFresh is a program in California that provides food stamp benefits, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It is designed to assist families in gaining access to healthy food options. CalFresh benefits can be utilized at a variety of grocery stores and farmers’ markets. This program allows individuals and families to afford fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods.


CalWORKs is a welfare program designed to provide cash aid and services to eligible families in California who are in need. The program aims to provide access to various resources, services, and opportunities that can help families build their resilience, improve their economic mobility, and break free from the cycle of poverty.