Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Sign In
Home > Health Plan Problems? > Help from Local Organizations > Resources-Kern

Resources for Kern County

Toll-free phone numbers begin with 1-800, 1-866, 1-877, and 1-888. If you need a TTY and there is not one listed, you can call 7-1-1. If you have a speech disability, you can use the Speech-to-Speech Relay. Call 1-800-854-7784.


Health care programs and services

Kern County Department of Human Services 
1-877-410-8812 (Department Customer Assistance Telecenter)
661-631-6807 (apply for Medi-Cal)
Department of Human Services website
Medi-Cal information

Kern County Mental Health Department - 1-800-991-5272
1-800-991-5272 or 661-868-8000 (24-Hour Crisis Line)
Mental Health Department website
Kern County Network of Care (find services)

Kern County Public Health Services Department
Clinic and lab services


Help with health coverage issues

California Consumer Assistance Program
California Help Center - 1-888-466-2219 (free help in many languages or referral to a regional consumer assistance program)

HICAP (help with Medicare)
County of Kern Area Agency on Aging - 1-800-434-0222 or 661-868-1061

Health Consumer Alliance - Local Health Consumer Center
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance - 661-321-3982

County Veterans Service Office
Find the CVSO in your county - 1-844-737-8838 - (for help with veterans health benefits)


Also see the list of helplines and consumer assistance for statewide resources


List updated 3/27/2013

Health Plan Problems?

Call 1-888-466-2219

Find other resources...