Your HEALTHmatters

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Have Medicare + Medi-Cal? Joining Careadvantage = More Benefits!

CareAdvantage Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) combines Medicare and Medi-Cal into one health care plan with all your benefits—including medications managed by HPSM.

If you have full-scope Medi-Cal through HPSM and Medicare Parts A & B, you can join CareAdvantage! That gives you access to a large network of specialists—and you can keep your current health care providers. You’ll also enjoy more benefits than you get now with your current Medi-Cal only plan, including:


New enhanced CareAdvantage benefits that started in January 2023


Over-the-counter (OTC) medications and medical supplies

Emergency care/transportation anywhere in the world

Vision coverage for glasses and contact lenses


Up to $360 every year

Up to $25,000 a year

$175 every year + more
frame options

Medi-Cal only

No coverage

No coverage

$175 every two years

The easiest way to join CareAdvantage is to call our Medicare Specialists!

They can enroll you over the phone and answer any questions you have. Or they can meet you at your home, another place near you or HPSM’s office. You can also learn more and enroll online at

Call 1-888-252-3153 or 650-616-1500  (TTY: 1-800-735-2929 or dial 7-1-1) Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

To schedule a phone call from a Medicare Specialist, scan this QR code on your mobile device.