DHCS | CalHealthCares

CalHealthCares Second Application Cycle Opens January 13, 2020!

Welcome to the CalHealthCares online application. Eligible physicians may apply for a loan repayment up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation. Eligible dentists may apply for either a loan repayment up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year service obligation or a practice support grant up to $300,000 in exchange for a ten-year service obligation. All awardees are required to maintain a patient caseload comprised of a minimum of 30% Medi-Cal beneficiaries and within 10% of the Medi-Cal patient caseload proposed in their application.

For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and view the Informational Webinars here! 

Funding for this program was made possible by Proposition 56 and Senate Bill 849 (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2018).

CalHealthCares Inaugural Cycle Award Information

Quick Facts About 2018-19 Cycle:

  • 1,276 Applications                                                 
  • $500,720,755 Total Education Debt
  • 240 Physicians Awarded
  • 38 Dentists Awarded
  • $67,464,913 Total Funds Awarded
  • $396,768 Average Educational Debt


­Medi-Cal Participation:

The mission of the CalHealthCares Program is to increase providers accepting Medi-Cal patients by supporting and incentivizing physicians and dentists to increase participation in the Medi-Cal program. Our goal is to increase access to care for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.


Here is a brief look at the largest individual increases in Medi-Cal caseload by our 2018-19 awardees:


Where are they? The 38 Dentists and 240 Physicians were awarded throughout California!

For more information on our Inaugural Awardees click on the links below!

April 2019 Infographic

Physician Fact Sheet

Dentist Fact Sheet

Online Application Login