California Department of Health Care Services

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California Department of Health Care Services
Agency overview
Jurisdiction California
Annual budget US$ 46.8 billion (2011)
Agency executive Toby Douglas, Director
Parent agency California Health and Human Services Agency
Website www.dhcs.ca.gov

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is department within the California Health and Human Services Agency that finances and administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including Medi-Cal, which provides health care services to low-income people. It was formerly known as the California Department of Health Services, which was reorganized into the DHCS and the California Department of Public Health.[1]

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