Health and Social Services

  • Adult
    • Adult Protective ServicesFalse

      Adult Protective Services (APS) is a state mandated program dedicated to helping elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled) when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. APS investigates reports of abuse of elders and dependent adults who live in private homes, apartments, hotels or hospitals.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      916-874-9377 or e-mail

      Adult Protective Services to report abuse, contact (916) 874-9377

      APS FAX for Mandated Reporters (916) 854-9341

    • AIDS Drug Assistance ProgramFalse

      The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) helps ensure that people living with HIV and AIDS who are uninsured and under-insured have access to medication. To obtain more information, please call Paula Gammell at (916) 876-5548.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      (916) 876-5548

    • Alcohol and Drug ServicesFalse

      We provide treatment and recovery services for individuals 12+ years old struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse. Services include outpatient treatment, methadone treatment, day treatment, detoxification, residential services, and perinatal services. For more information, read the Alcohol and Drug Services web page or call the Alcohol & Drug System of Care at (916) 874-9754


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      3331 Power Inn Road, Suite 120 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95826
      (916) 875-1055,TTY/TTD (916) 876-8892 or e-mail

    • Cal Fresh (human services financial assistance benefit)False

      The CalFresh program is intended to prevent hunger and improve nutrition and health. The program helps low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      916-874-2072

      Services are available in multiple locations, please view the map.

    • Cal-LearnFalse

      The program provides comprehensive case management services to help pregnant and parenting teens graduate from high school, become independent and form healthy families. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      916-874-2072

    • CalWORKs (human services financial assistance benefit)False

      The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids) program promotes and encourages work to enable families to become self-sufficient. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      916-874-2072

      Services are available in multiple locations, please view the map.

    • Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)False

      The CAPI program was designed to provide cash assistance to certain aged, blind and disabled immigrants who could no longer qualify for the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) Program. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      (916) 874-2072

       

    • County Medically Indigent Services Program (CMISP)False

      The purpose of the CMISP program is to provide medically necessary care to all eligible indigents who are residents of Sacramento County. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      (916) 874-2072

    • Disease ReportingTrue

      The Sacramento County Public Health Division has implemented a Confidential Morbidity Reporting system (WebvCMR) that allows health providers to report cases of communicable disease directly to Public Health. View the Disease Reporting web page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      7001-A East Parkway, Ste. 600 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-875-5881 or e-mail

    • Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)False

      EBT is a benefit issuance system that allows recipients to get their Food Stamps or cash aid using a debit-type card. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      916-874-2072

    • Emergency Medical Services AgencyFalse

      Welcome to the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services (EMS)Agency Web Site. The mission of our Agency is to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the quality of emergency medical services, and to provide medical oversight to EMS responders that treat and transport residents/visitors to hospitals within Sacramento County.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      9616 Micron Avenue, Ste. 960 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-9753 or e-mail

    • Employment Services through Human AssistanceFalse

      These programs offer innovative employment and job retention services to individuals seeking employment for the first time or returning to the work force.
      More information
      .


      Service Provided By:

      Human Assistance
      At multiple locations. For information, please call: 916-875-3330

    • Foster Parenting Inquiry Request for contactFalse

      For more information about how to become a foster/resource parent, foster/adoptive parent, or how your organization can help with recruitment, fill out the information on the Foster Home Licensing page and someone from Foster Home Licensing will contact you with information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      PO Box 269057 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95826-9057
      916-875-5543 or e-mail

    • General AssistanceFalse

      The purpose of the General Assistance program in Sacramento County is to provide assistance to all eligible indigent residents of Sacramento County. It is intended to provide short-term financial assistance and social services that will enable a recipient either to find employment or to obtain support from another source. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      1725 28th Street (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95816
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311

    • Health Care ServicesFalse

      Low income adults who do not qualify for Medi-Cal or other health coverage may be eligible for one of the following programs:

      • Low Income Health Program (LIHP)
      • County Medically Indigent Program (CMISP)

      Visit the Primary Health Services website for available programs, eligibility information, and how to apply.

      Applications are available at :
      Primary Care Clinic and Pharmacy
      4600 Broadway
      Sacramento, Ca. 95820


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      4600 Broadway (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95820
      Eligibility: 916-874-9238; County Health Clinic: 916-874-9670

      Primary Health Services

    • Medi-Cal (quality healthcare for eligible children and adults)False

      The Medi-Cal Program provides comprehensive medical benefits to all public assistance recipients, and to certain other eligible persons, who are seeking assistance with the cost of their medical care. The two main groups of beneficiaries are those persons receiving Public Assistance (PA) and those who are eligible for Medical Assistance Only (MAO). More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      916-874-2072

      Services are available in multiple locations, please view the map.

    • Medical Marijuana Identification CardsFalse

      The Sacramento County Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC) Program provides patients with the State medical marijuana identification card. The card can assist law enforcement officials to know if the individual using marijuana meets the requirements of the Compassionate Use Act. For more information, view the Card Program page.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      7001-A East Parkway, Ste. 650 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-875-5345 or e-mail

    • Office of Compliance HIPAAFalse

      The Office of Compliance provides guidance and oversight to County departments for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA imposes restrictions on the use and disclosure of identifiable health information. The Office of Compliance also provides departmental HIPAA training, audits and investigations as assigned by the County Compliance Officer.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      799 G Street, Room 217 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      (916) 874-2999, 1-866-234-6883, TTY 1-877-835-2929

    • Public Administrator/Guardian/ConservatorFalse

      When no other alternatives are available, we provide assistance for individuals unable to care for their personal needs or financial resources, and provide estate closure services on behalf of deceased residents of Sacramento County. For more information, read the Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator web page.

      Public Administrator: Phone (916) 875-4491
      Public Guardian/Conservator: Phone (916) 875-4467


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      7001-A East Parkway, Ste. 1000 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      (916) 875-4491 for Public Administrator. (916) 875-4467 for Public Guardian/Conservator

    • Foster Home LicensingFalse

      Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child? Foster parents, also known as "resource families," provide love, care and guidance to children until they can be returned to their parents or move to a permanent home through adoption or guardianship. View the Resource Family Approval website.

      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      P.O. Box 269057
      Sacramento, CA 95826-9057
      916-875-4858 or e-mail

    • Tobacco Cessation & Quit ProgramFalse

      Do you want to quit smoking? Do you want to quit chewing tobacco? Do you have a family member or friend who wants to quit? View the Tobacco Cessation web page for more information.

      Service Provided By:
      Health and Human Services
      9616 Micron Ave, Ste. 670 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-5869 or e-mail

    • Transitional Housing For Foster YouthFalse

      The Adolfo Transitional Housing Program for Former Foster Youth provides transitional housing and supportive services to former foster youth in the age range of 18 years up to 24 years. The Adolfo program also provides services to youth with children.

      Service Provided By:
      Volunteers of America
      Intake Phone Number (916) 879-1784 or e-mail

  • Children and Families
    • Black Infant Health ProgramFalse

      The Black Infant Health Program provides service to women for the purpose of eliminating the disproportionate rate of African American infant mortality seen in the Sacramento community. African American women experience two-and-a-half times the number of infant deaths than other racial and ethnic groups in our community. View the Program page.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      9616 Micron Ave., Ste. 670 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-2229 or e-mail

    • California Children's ServicesFalse

      California Children's Services (CCS) is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation, when these services are authorized by the program. Services can be authorized for children and young adults under 21 years of age who have eligible medical conditions and whose families are unable to pay for all or part of their care. CCS defines eligibility and selects the most qualified professionals to treat the child's CCS-eligible condition. However, it is important for you to know that CCS is not a health insurance program. It will not meet all of your child's health needs, only those related to the CCS eligible condition(s). For more information view the Sacramento County CCS web page.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      9616 Micron Avenue Suite 970 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-9900

      Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    • Car Seat Safety ClassesFalse

      Children need to be properly restrained when traveling in vehicles. Did you know that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 4 out of 5 car seats are not installed correctly? The ChIIP Program seeks to ensure that children are properly restrained each time they ride in a vehicle. View the Car Seat Safety Education page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      9616 Micron Ave., Ste. 670 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-5869 or e-mail

    • Child AdoptionsFalse

      Sacramento County is a state licensed adoption agency. As a public adoption agency, children available are dependents of juvenile court. These children have been removed from their biological parents. The Adoptions program staff is responsible for assessing if adoption is the best plan for the child. They strive to ensure that a child and adoptive family are well-matched, and that the family will help the child develop to his or her fullest potential. View the Adoption Program web page for more information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      3701 Branch Center Road (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-5967 or e-mail

    • Child CareFalse

      Parents receiving cash aid and participating in a welfare to work activity may receive subsidized child care. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      2001 19th St. (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95818
      916-874-6000

    • Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP)False

      The Child Health and Disability Prevention Program is a free health program for infants, children, and teens providing complete health exams and immunizations for Medi-Cal eligible (ages 0 to 21 years) and moderate income (ages 0 to 19) children. For more information, visit the CHDP page.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      9616 Micron Ave, Suite 950 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      (916) 875-7151

    • Child Support Open a CaseFalse

      Cases are opened three ways:

      • If the family is receiving CalWORKs or MediCal benefits, the social services department will refer the case to the child support agency for opening.
      • If no CalWORKs is being paid to the family, either parent may ask the child support agency to open a case.
      • If there is a family in another state that is seeking support from someone in Sacramento County, the other state will open a case with the child support agency.

      View the
      Opening a Case page
      for more information.


      Service Provided By:

      Child Support Services

      3701 Power Inn Road (Map)

      Sacramento, CA 95826
      (866) 901-3212 or DCSSWebSiteComments@saccounty.net

    • Foster Care ProgramFalse

      The Foster Care program provides cash and Medi-Cal benefits for providers of out-of-home care for children placed into foster care by Sacramento County Child Protective Services (CPS) or Probation Department. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      916-875-4858

    • Foster Grandparent ProgramFalse

      A volunteer program for anyone 60 years of age and older, low income, and are willing to share their lifetime of experience with children with special needs. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      916-875-3569

    • Mental Health 24-Hour Crisis LineFalse

      If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call (888) 881-4881.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      (888) 881-4881 or e-mail

    • Nurse Family PartnershipFalse

      David Olds, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Preventive Medicine at the University of Colorado, developed the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program more than 20 years ago. It is a highly-acclaimed, evidence-based early childhood intervention program using the nurse home-visitation model. For more information visit the NFP page.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      9616 Micron Ave, Suite 950
      Sacramento, CA 95827
      916-875-0900

    • Women Infants Children ProgramFalse

      Women Infants Children (WIC) Program is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. Read the WIC page for more information.

      Women Infants Children Program
      2251 Florin Rd. #100
      Sacramento, CA. 95822

      e-mail: WIC@SacCounty.net


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      7001-A East Parkway, Ste. 1000 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      916-876-5000

  • Public Assistance Guide to Self-Help
    • Automated Voice Response System (AVR)False

      ​Call the AVR system to get information and services available for your CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, General Assistance, or CalFresh case in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Farsi, and Russian).

      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      (916) 874-3100 or (209) 744-0499
      TDD/TTY (916) 874-2599

    • Medi-CalFresh Service CenterFalse

      If you are receiving only Medi-Cal and/or CalFresh benefits from the Department of Human Assistance, you no longer need to come to our offices.  Just call the Medi-CalFresh Service Center with your Medi-Cal/CalFresh needs.  Anyone who answers the Medi-CalFresh Service Center line can help you immediately.

      The Medi-CalFresh Service Center is available to assist Medi-Cal and/or CalFresh clients only.  If you are receiving CalWORKs, please contact your CalWORKs worker to resolve your issue.

      Service Provided by:
      Human Assistance
      (916) 874-3100 or (209) 744-0499
      TDD/TTY (916) 874-2599

    • MyBenefits CalWINTrue

      ​MyBenefits CalWIN (BCW) is a quick and easy way to apply for CalFresh benefits, Medi-Cal and CalWORKs. When applying for CalFresh, please complete the on-line application as completely as possible. You will then be contacted for a phone interview.

      For Medi-Cal, your application will be completed by mail. You can apply for both, with the same application and will be contacted for a phone interview. These applications can be done completely by mail and you will not have to come into the office. You can also apply for CalWORKs (Cash aid for families) but will have to come into the office for an intake interview.

      There are programs you cannot use BCW for. You cannot use this system to apply for General Assistance, County Medically Indigent Services Program, Homeless, or if you are under 21 living with a parent or guardian and are requesting confidential medical services under Medi-Cal without your parent/guardian’s knowledge. You must come into our office to apply. Click on “Contact Us” in the BCW screens for more information.

    • Sacramento County Emergency Family Shelter Reservation ListTrue

      ​To be eligible for services at one of our emergency family shelters, your family must include at least one legal parent/guardian of children under the age of 18 or 19 and enrolled in high school. If your family is currently homeless and living in a car, tent, or somewhere unsafe, please continue to complete this registration. If you are currently housed but need support, please call 2-1-1 and ask to speak with someone about diversion assistance.

      If you have not created a reservation and would like to create a new one:
      Create New Reservation

  • Seniors
    • In-Home Supportive ServicesFalse

      In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) serves aged, blind, or disabled persons who are unable to perform activities of daily living and cannot remain safely in their own homes without help. For more information, visit the IHSS page.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      7001-A East Parkway, Ste. 1000 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      311 or Outside of Unincorporated Sacramento County Areas: 916-875-4311

    • Public Administrator/Guardian/ConservatorFalse

      When no other alternatives are available, we provide assistance for individuals unable to care for their personal needs or financial resources, and provide estate closure services on behalf of deceased residents of Sacramento County. For more information, read the Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator web page.

      Public Administrator: Phone (916) 875-4491
      Public Guardian/Conservator: Phone (916) 875-4467


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      7001-A East Parkway, Ste. 1000 (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95823
      (916) 875-4491 for Public Administrator. (916) 875-4467 for Public Guardian/Conservator

    • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)False

      A volunteer program for anyone 55 years of age and older who are willing to share their lifetime of experience with others. Placements are in a variety of settings throughout Sacramento County. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      916-875-3631

    • Senior Companion Program False

      A volunteer program for anyone 60 years of age and older, low income, and are willing to share their lifetime of experience to help homebound seniors remain safely and happily in their own home. Services are provided in Sacramento, Yolo and Nevada counties. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services
      916-875-3622

  • Veterans
    • Veterans History Project (administered by RSVP program)False

      The mission of the Veterans History Project is to collect the memories, accounts, and documents of war veterans from World War I, World War II, Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars. We preserve these stories of experience and service for future generations.

      This project honors our nation’s war veterans and those who served in support of them and create a lasting legacy of recorded interviews and other documents chronicling veterans’ and other citizens’ wartime experiences and how those experiences affected their lives and America itself. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Health & Human Services

    • Veterans ServicesFalse

      Providing assistance in preparing and presenting claims for benefits to veterans and their dependents. More information.


      Service Provided By:
      Human Assistance
      2007 19th St. (Map)
      Sacramento, CA 95818
      916-874-6811