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Medi-Cal Appeal or Grievance Form

If you believe a delay in the decision making may impose an imminent and serious threat to your health, please contact customer service at 1-800-675-6110

If you prefer to file a grievance by mail or fax, or if you need to complete the form in another language other than English, download the Grievance Form.

What should I do?


File an Appeal when appealing the denial of a service or benefit


File a Grievance to formally express your dissatisfaction with care or service(s) you have received

Type of Issue

* = Required Field

Which would you like to file? *
Are you filing this for yourself or another person? *

Information About Member

Please Note: Please tell us how to contact you in case we have questions about your appeal or grievance.

Best way to contact you? *
OK to leave a confidential message? *

Issue Details

Do you have a denial letter?

Please include to the best of your ability all relevant dates, names of individuals directly involved, any phone numbers where you made contact or addresses of visits, billed amounts, any specifics on the type of service/provider you are attempting to access any other details that you believe will assist in the investigation or resolution of this matter.

A message to State Health Program members, from the Department of Managed Health Care

The California Department of Managed Health Care is responsible for regulating health care service plans. If you have a grievance against your health plan, you should first telephone your health plan at 1-800-675-6110 and use your health plans grievance process before contacting the department. Utilizing this grievance procedure does not prohibit any potential legal rights or remedies that may be available to you. If you need help with a grievance involving an emergency, a grievance that has not been satisfactorily resolved by your health plan, or a grievance that has remained unresolved for more than 30 days, you may call the department for assistance. You may also be eligible for an Independent Medical Review (IMR). If you are eligible for IMR, the IMR process will provide an impartial review of medical decisions made by a health plan related to the medical necessity of a proposed service or treatment, coverage decisions for treatments that are experimental or investigational in nature and payment disputes for emergency or urgent medical services. The department also has a toll-free telephone number (1-888-466-2219) and a TDD line (1-877-688-9891) for the hearing and speech impaired. The departments internet website has complaint forms, IMR application forms and instructions online.

Last Updated: 11/30/2023