The official website for the state of California offers a physician directory along with other health care providers and services who accept Medi-Cal. Clicking the Find a Doctor or Medical Clinic link begins a search. Other websites provide local directories for specific cities in California.
Using the Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Care Options section of the official website allows users to choose a doctor by selecting the Medi-Cal Managed Care or Cal MediConnect links. Once users click the appropriate button, they select Doctor from the pull-down menu, and then they have the option to provide a doctor’s National Provider ID or search using other criteria.
By choosing Search by Other Criteria, users then have the option to search according to specific addresses, zip codes or whole counties. To further refine their search, users can choose a specialty – family or general practice, internal medicine, OB/GYN – choose their preferred gender for a doctor and preferred language. Moreover, they have the option to search for a particular name or part of a name.
Clicking the Search button returns a list of doctors by name. Records include National Provider IDs, addresses and phone numbers of medical practices, driving directions, office amenities and a list of Medi-Cal plans accepted.