4260 Department of Health Care Services
Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is to preserve and improve the health status of all Californians. To fulfill its mission, the DHCS finances and administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal), which provides health care services to low-income persons and families who meet defined eligibility requirements.

To achieve its mission, the DHCS has set the following goals:

  • Organize care to promote improved health outcomes.
  • Promote comprehensive health coverage.
  • Measure health system performance and reward improved outcomes.
  • Increase accountability and fiscal integrity.
  • Ensure viability and availability of safety net services.